Red-eyed tree frog

Is there a more photogenic frog than a red-eyed tree frog? Hard to imagine, but if there is I’d love to see it. This image is from my workshop trip to Costa Rica:

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It’s perched on a heliconia flower.

Catarata del Toro

A view of the waterfall from the top of the Toro River ravine in Costa Rica:

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Striped Palm Pit Viper

Not a creature you want a close encounter with:

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Taken in Costa Rica – I just got back from a great workshop I led with Greg Basco (deepgreenphotography.com).

Another crocus

The colors are so welcome after a long, cold, and very snowy winter:

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First crocus

At last, spring. This weekend my crocuses started blooming. Here’s a closeup, deep in the center of the flower:

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I saw the first butterflies of the season as well – as usual, they were Mourning Cloaks.

Ice crystals on grass

When the conditions are right, snowflake-like crystals grow on meadow grass.

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On the Cataract Trail (II)

Another cascade from the Cataract Trail near Mt Tamalpais:

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Ginkgo leaves

Ginkgo trees sometimes dump all of their leaves at the same time – here’s an image of the scatter of leaves at the base of a tree:

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Sorrel

A closeup of a California wildflower. These were blooming all over southern Marin County in grassy areas and roadsides:

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On the Cataract Trail

A waterfall from a trail on the west side of Mt Tamalpais in Marin County: _MG_5046-cascade-trail

There are dozens of cascades along the trail, which is quite steep. Despite the lack of rain there was a decent flow in the creek.

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