Reconnecting #1: Cosumnes River Preserve

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Inspired by Franks walks in the woods, I wanted to take some time to reconnect with nature and the woods. The walk through the woods was for me and the photos are for Frank as this environment is quite a bit different than where he normally walks. I will not subject anyone to any of the poetry that I am capable of providing.

The Cosumnes River Preserve is about 30 miles south of Sacramento and is easy to get to if you live in the area. It is know for it’s wetlands and for the Sandhill Cranes that nest here. Here is a link to the Preserve’s web site.

The river

A view of the river

One of several turtles that I saw on the walk.

Turtle on log

A Valley Oak

Valley Oak

A thistle in the field


I wonder what is inside of this


Tree with Burls

The area floods and these are in the trees


Interesting tree

Thanks for the inspiration Frank!

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bob Babcock

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#1 posted 2508 days ago

Nice walk Wayne!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 2508 days ago

Thanks Wayne for taking us along.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 2508 days ago

Glad you didn’t find out what was in that amorphous blob…
Thanks for the pictures.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 2508 days ago

Actually there was a tree covered in burls… That was one of the larger ones.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 2508 days ago

And you call yourself a Lumberjock? And you weren’t carrying a chainsaw in your back pocket?

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#6 posted 2508 days ago

I guess I need to tow a portable mill along with me. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 2508 days ago

beautiful oak tree. great shapes. would be a shame to cut it down before its time.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 2508 days ago

Beautiful place.

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#9 posted 2507 days ago

I agree with Obi – Obviously you were never a “Boy Scout” (Be prepared) – Never leave home without a chainsaw! – I miss these type of views – Beautiful setting.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#10 posted 2507 days ago

I’ve never been there so thanks for taking me a long. It was a fun walk.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 2505 days ago

gorgeous setting…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 2472 days ago

Thanks for the virtual walk, Wayne! I used to volunteer at the visitor’s center at the Cosumnes River Preserve, and I’ve walked those trails many times. Looks like you picked a gorgeous day for it!

-- Jim, Sacramento, Calif.

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