The Yellow Roses of Lee Vining

Lee Vining

Last year after visiting Lee Vining in May, I published a post extolling the abundance of lilacs in the town overlooking Mono Lake. This year, visiting in mid-June, I found the lilacs nearly all past flowering, but a good number of bright yellow roses were in bloom.

Lee Vining

Lee Vining

A few lilacs were still holding on, but their colors seemed to have drained into the objects stored underneath them (no, not Photoshopped).

Lee Vining


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Morning Light at Fort Churchill

Last April I happened to be at Fort Churchill State Park (in Nevada, along the Carson River, between Carson City and Fallon) and found the morning light, a little after sunrise, doing wonderful things as it shone through the windows and doorways  of some of the adobe ruins.

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The park is working on nearly all the adobe walls this year to stabilize them against further weathering and erosion — a task they probably have to repeat every decade or so.

Fort Churchill, Nevada

Fort Churchill, Nevada

Fort Churchill, Nevada


The next few were taken after sunset, in fading low-contrast light.

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Nightlife in Lee Vining

Lee Vining

Nights in Lee Vining are pretty quiet all year long, but as the tourist season winds down in mid-October, it gets noticeably even quieter.

Lee Vining

Lee Vining

Lee Vining

Lee Vining


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