Ducks At Grass Valley Lake

Two American Pekin ducks swimming along at Grass Valley Lake.
The mallard ducks floating on the lake.
The head feathers of a duck are tousled by the wind.
The ducks are standing on the solar light island with water shimmering all around.
A closeup of the ducks on the solar light island.
Many ducks are swimming along the shimmery water.
Zoomed out view of Grass Valley Lake, with the little ducks visible on the water.
Another view of the ducks on Grass Valley Lake.
The two American Pekin ducks swimming in the distance.
One of the white ducks has green on its bill.
The orange flipper of a duck is visible through the water.
Ripples of water all around the American Pekin ducks as they paddle along.
The white duck on the right is sticking its bill in the water.
A view of the American Pekin ducks from the back.

It was quite difficult to film the ducks with the gusty wind gushing into my face since I forgot to bring a jacket on my walk, but I did put together a short video.






The View of Big Bear

The view of snow on Big Bear in the distance.
A closer view of the snow on the mountains.
There are still patches of snow among the trees on the peaks of the Big Bear mountains.
Boulders in the foreground and Big Bear in the distance.
A clear view of the snow on Big Bear. the shadows of the canyons add contrast to the white snow.
The desert terrain of the mountains is in the foreground, and a view of Big Bear in the distance.
Chaparral bush and granite boulder in the foreground and the snow on Big Bear in the background.
There are many outcroppings of granite boulders on the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains.
View of Big Bear from the chaparral side of the San Bernardino Mountains.
A chaparral bush with verdant leaves.
A chaparral bush in the foreground with Big Bear in the distance.
A slightly blurry view of Big Bear with a chaparral bush in the foreground.

A short video of the view of snow on Big Bear as seen from the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains.


The California Scrub Jay

A California scrub jay perched on an oak branch.
The royal blue head of the scrub jay is quite alluring.
The California scrub jay puts his peak up in the air.
The California scrub jay can be spotted from the distance in a tree.
The waning gibbous in sky behind the California scrub jay sitting in the oak tree.
The feathers of the California scrub jay are slightly fluttering in the wind.
The California scrub jay has a white eyebrow above his eye.
Notice how the California scrub jay had the claws wrapped around the oak branch.
The California scrub jay flew down to a scrub oak tree.

The Top of The Ridge

Looking up at the top of a tree covered ridge up in the San Bernardino Mountains.

A view of trees on the top of the ridge.
Trees are thick on the ridge.
Microwave towers on the peak in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Zooming in on the microwave towers.

A view of the peak from the San Bernardino Mountains.