Wild Wednesday … Hayfork Creek

I stopped by Hayfork Creek on the way home to let Tasha air out and get a drink. Mary and I used to have a mining claim here, but it didn’t pan out. We’d camp out while we prospected for gold. On this visit, fall color gilded the landscape.

Hayfork Creek, fall color, gold

I only found gold in the leaves this time.

gold, golden retriever, Hayfork Creek

Look more gold! Tasha enjoyed the water.


Douglas-fir timber.

Drifting away.

Forestry Friday … California Colors

I’m showing off some of our Northern California fall colors. I know you folks back east are thinking “I don’t see the color!” We make do with what we have.

Forestry Friday … The Fall Gold Rush


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Fall has hit its peak in the high country.  We were in the mountains for the weekend.  The leaves have turned and were dropping enthusiastically, but Sunday was the day.  Sunday was the day that Mother Nature performed her striptease … Continue reading

Forestry Friday … Red

black oak, forest, nature

Black oak leaves showing off.

Forestry Friday is a new weekly feature on The Forester Artist.  Features will be whatever I want them to be, but related to forestry and forests. As you may have guessed this week’s theme is “Red”.black oak, forest, naturedogwood, Pacific dogwood, nature, fall colors

Pacific dogwood paint splatter.
Pacific dogwood

Pacific dogwood

Poison Oak, photography, nature

Poison oak. You can look, but don’t touch!

Red bud, Fall color, photography, nature

Red Bud

golden retriever, blitz

Blitz, the red dog!