We just spent a couple of too-short, yet rejuvenating days in Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks just east of Fresno, where I managed to capture some decent images. I'll upload a full album to my gallery when I get a chance one of these days, but here are some vignettes from the Giant Forest - I hope you like them!
In the spirit of the lazy summer afternoon, this wee little dark-eyed junco was preening itself in a giant's shade (that red streak in the background, a young Sequoia trunk) when it paused to regard me with this sidelong glance,
before hopping off the trunk,
and resuming its hunt for a tea-time snack in the undergrowth.
A little while later, a not-so-wee black bear rummaged through the same forest, it too a dwarf among the giants!
Meanwhile, in the nearby meadow
bees buzzed drunkenly amid lupines
and an Indian paintbrush leaned against a trunk as if resting from the labors of coloring the giants' red wood.
Aahhh... 'twas a pity we had to turn our backs on them all and head back to the urban jungle!
Its back to the grind now... until next time, hopefully soon!