Last weekend Kial James, of Nevada City Scenics, and I organized an Instameet photo walk. Twice a year Instagram puts out a theme and a date and encourages folks around the world to have a meet up and take pictures (search online for #wwim15). For blog post from our previous gatherings click here, here and here. The bi-annual photo meet up are a fun way to connect with other local photographers. When we do the next one, I’ll share here on the blog, plus a shout out on both the Outside Inn and VisitNevadaCity Instagram feeds.
Photographers featured in today’s post include: Erin Thiem, Kial James, John Szymanski, Robin Mayoff, Lenka Vodicka, Giovanni Paredes, Debra Christenson, Sandy Boyd, Mark Braddock, Kelley Johnson, Andreas Groos, Breanna Freeland and Chris Lancaster. For more photos from Lenkaland Photography, click here for her blog post on the meetup.
The wildflowers are starting to bloom along the Buttermilk Bend trail by Bridgeport, South Yuba River. The docent led walks are every Saturday and Sunday through May 7th. The 2 1/2 mile walk along the South Yuba River is a great way to experience the beauty and magic of the river. Bring your camera and look for a variety of California wildflowers including Golden Poppies, Purple Lupine, White Daisy’s, Western Buttercup, Larkspur and Shooting Stars. The Western Redbud are just starting to bloom, while the poppies are out, but not quite covering the hillside. The docent led hikes are $3 and please remember there’s now a $5 parking fee at Bridgeport. This is one of my favorite family friendly activities as the hike is appropriate for all ages. Click here, here, here and here for previous Outside Inn blog posts with more photos. Click here for the self guided trees and shrubs brochure or here for a wildflowers directory.
Many thanks to everyone who came along. There are so many amazing places in our community to stop and marvel at the beauty of Mother Nature. Buttermilk Bend Trail is a great spring adventure, the flowers should be in their prime in the next month. For those of you interested in learning about Instagram, click here for information about an upcoming class I’ll be teaching with the Nevada City Film Festival (Tuesday, April 25th, 6-8pm).