One thing we have plenty of here in the Sierra Foothills is the color brown! There is always brown to be found, in varying shades, and it is more prevalent in summer than in winter. But after a rain the color brown shines! The dust has been washed off and one can find some amazing hues. So, for today, I thought that I would share with you some amazing browns that I found in my back yard!
One of the many pines in our yard was oozing sap. Oozing sap makes for a good photo!
Movement caught my eye and when I looked closer I found ants on the move. They are a bit hard to make out, and you will see them traveling along the pine needles behind the green weed!
A trail of ants
Pine cones abound in our yard. Here is the end of a freshly fallen cone. Lovely shades of brown!
A wonderful mix of color
When it rains it seems that rocks seemingly bubble up from the earth. Along our stream a white blob caught my eye. Going over to it I discovered a new piece of quartz had emerged. They say where one finds this quartz one can find gold. I keep looking for those gold nuggets, but they are elusive!
Quartz bubbled up from the ground
On yet another tree, there was a bole that made me wonder: Is this the belly button of this tree?
A belly button on a tree
One final shot…Here is another tree that has sap. This sap has aged and is now a lovely shade of gold!
Well, thanks for dropping by today! It has been nice visiting with you! Enjoy your Thursday!
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