Life in the big city

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is All About Cities (Skylines to Street Photography). Any city scene is allowed in this challenge.  Cities come in all personalities, shapes and sizes. Anything you like about a big city is allowed.  You can show off your cityscapes, obvious city buildings of any kind, street photography. I don’t spend much time in the […]

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Salute to Service

Today is Memorial Day in the U.S.  I would like to send out thanks to all the men and women who have given of themselves by serving in our nation’s military — including my father, two of my uncles, two of my cousins, and both my nephews. “Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve […]

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WPC: Spare

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of May 27, 2016. Spare has many connotations: it can mean one too many, or sparse, or even to release something from harm. I’m looking forward to seeing your interpretations! Bonus points to those who tell the story behind their “spare” inspiration. One of the classic cars taking part in last […]

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Two wonderful old buildings

Petaluma Silk Factory

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this weeks is Architecture: What types of building appeal to you: Modern Art, Historical,  Colonial,  Gothic, European, Asian,  Commercial,  Industrial?  Take your pick. do you like?  Any building that you like, for any reason is appropriate for this week’s challenge. I’m always fascinated by Victorian-style architecture, and there are plenty of great examples scattered throughout Northern California.  Here […]

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WPC: Jubilant

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of May 20, 2016. Jubilant, adjective: showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant… Let’s all end this week on a high note, with images that say jubilant. Hey, guys — I just heard a rumor that we’re part of the Orangevale Pow Wow Days parade!  Isn’t that hilarious?  Somebody ought to let them know […]

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Hello, Peter Sagan!

I’m very happy right now because we just got back from standing  along the side of the new Folsom Lake Crossing bridge for 2 hours, watching the Individual Time Trial of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California.  This meant that every 2 to 3 minutes (more or less), a professional cyclist would flash past us; and if we happened to […]

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