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.
There are beautiful old buildings that still hold businesses today…
From Placerville, I ventured about 15 minutes by car to check out some of the views…
Having been to this location several times, I was astonished to find a lovely waterfall…
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.
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…
A few flowers, I couldn’t resist!
Bee in flower taken in Placerville and the following flowers at the Folsom Outlets…
A day of joy and wonder! Gotta love some time off to simply enjoy your camera and neighboring towns.
very nice photos of a day well spent
July 8, 2010 at 4:43 pm
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
Very nice visit, lovely views.
July 8, 2010 at 7:26 pm
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
Great shots. Looks like a great place for photographers to visit.
July 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm