Photographer's Note

The area behind the tree is floating, covered boat storage; see the WS for other views of the laid back lifestyle of the Delta area. We travelled the Delta Loop, a 10 mile Scenic Drive around Brannon Island. The island is bounded by the Mokelumne & San Joaquin Rivers. The Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta includes over 1000 miles of waterways. Zoom in and out on the map link to see the details of this area. Boaters love the area because there are few speed or live-aboard restrictions . Marinas, campgrounds, boat rental & sales abound while the five area restaurant all have boat docks. We tried Rosa’s and found the food mediocre. Source

UPDATE: As Francisco pointed out, the flowers are on a Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle); a species of Acacia, native to southeastern Australia. It is a fast growing evergreen tree or shrub growing up to 30 m tall, typically a pioneer species after fire. The leaves are bipinnate, glaucous blue-green to silvery grey, 1–12 cm (occasionally to 17 cm) long and 1–11 cm broad, with 6–30 pairs of pinnae, each pinna divided into 10–68 pairs of leaflets; the leaflets are 0.7–6 mm long and 0.4–1 mm broad. The flowers are produced in large racemose inflorescences made up of numerous smaller globose bright yellow flowerheads of 13–42 individual flowers. The fruit is a flattened pod 2–11.5 cm long and 6–14 mm broad, containing several seeds.[2] Trees generally do not live longer than 30 to 40 years, after which in the wild they are succeeded by other species where bushfires are excluded. The large tree trunk in the picture is a eucalyptus. Source

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Pat Lim (plimrn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4003 W: 227 N: 6734] (21344)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-02-14
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
  • Map: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2010-02-17 16:20
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Points: 38
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