Mono Lake: Panum Crater

Due to the government shutdown during our visit to Yosemite National Park last week, we decided to head over to Mono Lake and hike the rim of a volcano instead!  Panum Crater, located just off Highway 120 near the South Tufa Area of the Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve, is part of a chain of volcanic cones called the Mono-Inyo Craters.   These are considered to … Continue reading Mono Lake: Panum Crater

Instagram: Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco

I’m beginning to play a bit with Instagram. I’m testing out how the photos embed within a WordPress post. So, this is a test! Hope it works…. *** Here’s a photo I took of my son earlier this week at the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco… View this post on Instagram Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco #kids #SanFrancisco A post shared by Linda Bernardi (@suburban_nature_mom) on … Continue reading Instagram: Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco

A Masterpiece of Nature: The California Redwood

The California Redwood, 1200-1800 years old, growing taller than 300 feet, is a true masterpiece of nature. *** The tallest tree in the world, at 379 feet, is a California Redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens). *** Photo taken July 30th, 2013 San Mateo Memorial Park Where the tallest tree is 225 feet, and 1600 years old. *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Masterpiece Continue reading A Masterpiece of Nature: The California Redwood