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24 September 2008 @ 09:17 pm
Weekend update  
Last weekend I went to Point Reyes for a short hike. I love the cool ocean wind, but it was extremely windy this time. And for the third time, I did a quarter Tomales point hike - that is turn around after about one-fourth the distance. One of these days, I will do the full trail and hopefully get to see the elusive mountain lion which is supposed to hang around in those parts. Anyway, here are some photographs from the trip for now.

An elk.

A Black-tailed Deer

A fawn

The fawn with its mother

A Black-tailed Deer

Cows go home on a ranch

And a beautiful sunset in the South Beach

Digital Meanderingsarin_girl on September 25th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
wow.. the first shot of the elk is gorgeous!
(Anonymous) on September 25th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Amazing pictures as always. Looking at the Bay Area through your lens is a totally new experience and I look forward to more of these.
Origa: bamboooriga on September 25th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
The pictures of the elk and deer look mysterious... especially the one with a barely visible outlined silhouette.

I have a question for you, Yathin. Recently, I saw a beautiful photo of a large River Birch at the high river bank, with its roots hardly exposed. I wrote a haiku about it, and the haiku was published in the Asahi Shimbun (you may also read it in my LJ):

above an below
the river birch keeps
the river

I didn't save the link to the photo, and now I can't find it... after five days of searching :) And when I try to write this haiku in Russian, it doesn't seem satisfactory... So, I would really like to see that photo again! Have you, by any chance, seen it somewhere in LJ? I know it was by an English speaking photographer... Thank you!
Yathinyathin on September 25th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
I don't remember seeing any birch photographs. :(

I did a quick search and it took me to:

I'm not sure if that is what you were looking for though.
Origaoriga on September 25th, 2008 06:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for the answer! Those are white birches, and yes -- I am looking for something different... River Birch, or Betula nigra, is a "black" or "red" birch, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betula_nigra

That is a very nice LJ though, I'll have to browse it :)
sandy_tr on September 25th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
Lovely Snaps

Loved the sunset Photo...
depontideponti on September 25th, 2008 11:15 am (UTC)
Wonderful images Y. Thank you. We are perfectly happy with your quarter-trail!
kejnkejn on September 25th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
wow! (as usual)
and you were out "until the cows came home"! :-)
i love how the cow on the right seems to say "hurry up, guys, we're late!" and the others are huffing and puffing, kicking up dust. :-)
Praveen Garlapatipraveenkumarg on September 25th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
Nice set of pics...
Aparna: Surpriseinspirethoughts on September 26th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
WoW! "Black tailed dear" is simply awe...:)
Sigurrósvictory_rose on September 26th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
Not a stinker among them. ;-)

Seriously, these are all so gorgeous.
sunithreddysunithreddy on September 29th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
wat is a mountain lion
does that actually mean a lion that lives in the mountains ?
Yathinyathin on September 29th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Re: wat is a mountain lion
Mountain Lion is the common term used around here for the Puma, or Cougar:
sunithreddysunithreddy on September 30th, 2008 08:54 am (UTC)
Re: wat is a mountain lion
oh ok.. i know the cougar. :)
Truptitrupti on October 1st, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
mountain lion
One of these days, I will do the full trail and hopefully get to see the elusive mountain lion which is supposed to hang around in those parts.

Actually, the mountain lion seems to have decided to visit the city in search of you :-P Did you hear there have been sightings of a mountain lion in Sunnyvale, near the Twin Creeks Field next to the trail of Baylands Park ?
Yathinyathin on October 1st, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
Re: mountain lion
> Did you hear there have been sightings of a mountain lion

Of course: http://yathin.livejournal.com/262664.html
Truptitrupti on October 1st, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
Oops, forgot to add - lovely photos! The sunset ones are absolutely gorgeous :-)