Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Billy Goat Gruff

The other day we were driving through the Gold Country here in California and what a glorious day!  It was 70 degrees, clear as a bell, but oh so dry.  The lack of rain has caused the oak trees to stay in their fall color a lot longer; so even though it looks beautiful across the rolling hills, we really need rain.

Much of California gets its water from the Sierras when the snow melts.  The water goes into a series of dams that are at different elevations and is distributed from there.  One lake (or dam) that we went over is called New Melones Lake.  There are many such dams in California and most of them are used for recreation as well as water distribution.  We noticed that the water was very low.  In fact, someone there was saying he’d been coming to the lake for 25 years and had never seen it that low.

Here you can see I went under the bridge to take a picture not only to show the waterline which you can see right above the red clay but just because I thought it was a cool shot.  😛

New Melones Bridge



This morning I was innocently sitting at my computer when all of a sudden I got an email from my husband with an attachment.  Woah!!!  I had to immediately look at it because I don’t think he finished his cup of coffee yet, so I felt it must’ve been extremely important.

This isn’t my usual stunning photography lol, but I thought I’d take a break from that today and post this funny….  I honestly think it’s funnier from a man’s point of view, but that’s just my opinion.  😛

Newspaper Funny


Portrait Photography????? WHAT!?

Anyone who’s been following my blog knows I concentrate on landscapes most likely because I live in such a beautiful area.  It’s hard not to be attracted to what the SF Bay Area and beyond has to offer, and I’m always eager to get out and see the beauty of nature since I didn’t really do much of that when I was a child.  But during this outing to Columbia, California, I decided to take my first portrait photo.  Shocking, eh?  😉

Columbia, California, is located in the heart of the California Mother Lode.  It includes almost 30 buildings built during the California Gold Rush most of which remain today.  It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.  It’s a really cool town and you feel like you’ve been transported back into time.  Life must’ve been hard back then without Starbucks and WordPress!    Here’s a link so you can check it out if you so desire.

While we were walking down the street, I took a few pics, and these two were my favorites.  The first is of a street musician and the second of a house in town.   It was a beautiful fall day too!

street musician