We've been escaping up to Lassen where that cool mountain air helps us forget how excruciatingly hot it is here in the valley. I know, I know, you probably think I'm exaggerating when I complain about the heat, but in fact, our city actually broke a record this summer by having 72 days where the temperature surpassed 100 degrees. 72 days!? Phew! Now, that's HOT!
Anywho, now that we're having some days in the 90's (must be time to break out the sweaters and hot cocoa!), we were so excited to return to our old stomping grounds, the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. There wasn't much water, but that'll change in the next few weeks as the refuge prepares for the influx of migrating birds.
Okay, here we go on the auto tour...
I finally remembered to take a picture of the sign!
No matter how many Great Egrets I see, their beauty always amazes me.
Greater White-fronted Goose
Tomorrow I'll be posting lots more photos from our drive through the auto tour!