Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

Up the Hill to Placerville and Down to Folsom Lake

Yesterday was a real treat…just time to play and enjoy my camera.  Started off in Placerville, which has a rich history with the “California Gold Rush’.  Coloma, where gold was found is not far away.  There are shops on Main Street, but the street and town center around the famous Bell Tower. 

Bell Tower Monument

There are beautiful old buildings that still hold businesses today… 

Blue Skies & shops

From Placerville, I ventured about 15 minutes by car to check out some of the views… 

View Toward the Sierras

Having been to this location several times, I was astonished to find a lovely waterfall… 

New Waterfall in the Area

One of the most important parts of venturing out alone is scouting out your restrooms and on a hot day–where you can find some shade or air conditioning…Eastern View above taken from the 7th floor parking garage of Redhawk Casino.  The waterfall is from the valet entrance–no wonder I had never seen it before.  Not used valet, ever! 

For some real nature, headed to Folsom Lake, which has the highest water level in years!  Lots of dry brush and Oak Trees surround this lake. 

Framed Lakeview

Another view… 

Folsom Lakeside

A few Canadian Geese and ducks were about.  I did not take the trails, so missed many bird opportunities…but here’s a friend swimming along… 

Enjoying the refreshing waters of Folsom Lake

A few flowers, I couldn’t resist! 

Rich Color with Bumble Bee

Bee in flower taken in Placerville and the following flowers at the Folsom Outlets… 

Colors at the Outlets

A day of joy and wonder!  Gotta love some time off to simply enjoy your camera and neighboring towns.


5 responses

  1. very nice photos of a day well spent

    July 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm

  2. Thank you for taking us on a wonderful tour of Placerville and Folsum Lake. Looks like you had a fabulous day. I so enjoyed viewing your terrific photos!

    July 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm

  3. Very nice visit, lovely views.

    July 8, 2010 at 7:26 pm

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful day! Great images. There is nothing better than wondering around a new place with a camera! Just wish I could do more of it!

    July 9, 2010 at 12:46 am

  5. Great shots. Looks like a great place for photographers to visit.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm

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