Monday, September 15, 2014

Short Timing It


Morning sky at J D Grant County Park looking east towards Lick’s Observatory on Mt Hamilton,

It will be just a little over a month before I leave this park.  So, I thought that I would head over to Grant Lake to pick up litter and see if I could get some more pictures of wildlife.

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These are of a large group of turkey vultures just sitting there with their wings spread

out, maybe trying to cool off (it was hot), and a couple in flight.


They were in the field across from the entrance to the Park.  those two specks to the right are a couple of bicyclists that frequent Hwy 130, especially on Saturday mornings.

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There weren’t that many birds on the lake, just a couple of herons and a few ducks.


Not wildlife here, Just a dad teaching his boys how to fish.

From Grant Lake, I decided to head over to McCrery Lake.  I hadn’t been there before, so I checked for litter there too. 

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This is the entire lake, with the drought, it looks like the water is down 6 to 8 feet.  The only wildlife that I saw was a blue heron that took off and squawked a lot as well as a lot of frogs and bugs.

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I’m not sure what the house is for.  It’s on the far side of the lake.

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On our way back home we passed the Equestrian CG just as these riders were heading out.  I asked if I could take pictures, so here are a couple.  The little bitty face flies are aggravating.  The lady in pink came up with this netting to keep them out of her horse’s eyes.  Ingenious!  I should have something like that for Angel.  They really bother her.

It sure is slowing down in the CG. There were maybe only 10 reservations and a few last minute drive-ins for the entire weekend. 

It’s funny how firewood sales are, sometimes I don’t sell any and then like last weekend there was a run on it.  I only had a few boxes, so Ranger Brian brought me eight boxes on Friday night and by Saturday night I had only 1 left.  So this afternoon I loaded up the cart and filled the wood locker.  So far this next weekend there are only 6 reservations and one Boy Scout Troop coming, another slow week.

There’s not much happening, so I should be able to start getting ready for my next move.  I hope that whoever is traveling to their new locations have safe travels.

Thanks for visiting


I think that those were really big funny looking dogs that people were on.

Susan and Angel


  1. Your morning color photo is awesome!

    You sure came up with a cute comment from Angel about the "big dogs."

    Thursday we're off on a six-week trip to Wisconsin and Michigan. Hoping for beautiful fall colors and great waterfall hikes.

    Have fun on your next assignment.

  2. Sure hope those fires aren't anywhere near you. California is burning up and I sure hope the rain from the hurricane come up your way. I agree Angel - they are just big funny looking dogs. But they are bigger than you so be careful.

    1. The fires are not near me, however I have some friends that had to evacuate their home and still don't know how it has fared. Fortunately the do have an RV to stay in while they wait. Please keep them in your prayers. Thanks.