I was visiting my Grandmother in Sonoma county over the holiday and took a short trip to the Russian River off of Alexander Valley Road. A very beautiful drive on a spring day. We stopped at the river, and enjoyed the sun for some time.
We love the blue herons on the Trinity river. These birds are amazing! To see them fly is something, they are quite large.
They are very graceful, yet very awkward at the same time. This bird did not seem to mind me, I was were far enough away, he merely moved to another branch when he noticed me. As he moved his wings I captured some of the blue color, other wise, he blends pretty well with the brush.
This is Folsom Lake in North/East Sacramento. It was a very hot and beautiful day and there was a triathlon! It was a great event! Good Luck to all the athletes in the final event coming up in May 2009!
Lilac bushes are beautiful in the spring. The flowers, are this lilac color, and also, white. I especially love the lilac’s against the blue sky. They also smell wonderful in the house as fresh cut flowers.