I needed a nature break so I grabbed my camera and headed out to Merced Wildlife Refuge. This fledgling was less than 12′ from me and posed the entire time.
The thing that caught my eye as I walked along the edge of the river was the rocks and rapids.
I parked my car at Fern Spring and went down to the bank of the Merced River. There is an old path that runs between the roadway and the river until you get to the meadow. I loved how the moss was growing over the rocks and up the trees. It provided a nice contrast to the photo.