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The Footloose Scribbler Has Published A Photography Book!

I’m excited to announce that I have published a photography book about one of my favorite places–Shoreline Park in Mountain View, California. The book is called Natural Wonders of Shoreline: A Photographer’s View.

Located alongside the San Francisco Bay, Shoreline and its neighboring wetlands lies under a migratory bird path called the Pacific Flyway. The Pacific Flyway stretches 4000 miles north-south from the Arctic to the west coast of Mexico, and 1000 miles east-west from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Around a billion birds migrate along this route each spring and fall. Some of them seek shelter at man-made Shoreline Lake and its surrounding estuaries.

Northern Shoveler

For this book, I chose photographs to share a range of sentiments, such as Relationships, Power, Secrets, and more. Below is an introduction to the Power Chapter:


Hunter versus prey, dominant personalities, sheer size and weight: power shows itself in many forms, including the ability to sense and escape.

Brown Pelican and Double-crested Cormorant

Not Just Birds

Though Natural Wonders of Shoreline mostly focuses on birds, I’ve also included photographs of other wildlife. For instance, Swallowtail Butterflies make an appearance, as do Black-tailed Jackrabbits.

Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Natural Wonders of Shoreline is available now on Amazon. Get it for yourself and the nature lover in your life.

Thank you and enjoy!

Karen Gough aka The Footloose Scribbler


  1. Jeannine Thompson Jeannine Thompson

    Wow! Congratulations on publishing “Natural Wonders of Shoreline: A Photographer’s View.” What a remarkable feat of organization and perseverance. Wishing you much success.

    • KarenGough KarenGough

      Thanks so much! I hope people of all ages enjoy the photos and prose.

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