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I write about nature, birdwatching, the outdoors, and conservation issues. I like to share pictures and sometimes my dogs show up. Twitter: @kimclawson2

Snow! Photo by Kim Zuch.


Week 20: October 11–17

We woke up to rain and snow on Monday morning. It didn’t really start snowing until I got to work, but then it came down in big, fluffy flakes. We didn’t get enough to have to shovel or sweep it off the sidewalks. …

We visited several family-owned orchards, wineries, and lots of craft booths

Photo from author’s private collection.

Apple Hill is located just off of Highway 50 between South Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, in Camino, California. The farms and orchards are open year-round, but for many of us in Northern Nevada, it’s a tradition to visit during the fall. The weather is perfect, and the apple trees are…

Orange leaves. Photo by Kim Zuch.


An awe walk in the Sierra Nevada mountains

Fall colors remind me of spring wildflowers. They don’t last long. If I want to see the leaves changing color, I have to get out and look at the right time. If I wait too long, I’ll find bare branches on the trees and dead leaves lying on the ground.

Green. Photo by Kim Zuch.


Week 19: October 4–10

It’s hard to believe I’ve been submitting Photo-a-Day stories for 19 weeks already. Where has the time gone? This summer feels like it flew by. The leaves are already changing and we’re getting down into freezing temperatures at night.

This week, I had to remember to bring my tomatoes into…

I see more when I slow down and take a closer look at the world around me

Bee fly. Photo by Kim Zuch.

When I’m outside on a walk, I’m always looking at flowers and leaves. There’s nothing I love more than wandering around a park or hiking trail with a camera in my hand. …

Kim Zuch

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