Memory Monday, Week 30

April 1974 — During the second half of our Southern California road trip we spent a full day at Knott’s Berry Farm — back in the days when it was still a relatively small and family-owned attraction. We also visited a now-defunct attraction in Buena Park, the Japanese Village. We loved the log ride at Knott’s Berry Farm: A lot of […]

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Persian silk tree

I know them as mimosa trees, and they spread and grow like weeds in this area. We’ve been fighting to keep them out of our back yard, especially since one fell over a few years ago, knocking down part of our fence and damaging the roof of our garage. Currently, neighbors on both sides have multiple trees that have sprung […]

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Historic buildings: Sacramento

I spent my Thursday traipsing around downtown Sacramento. I don’t actually go there too often these days, although back in the 1990s I worked at the Central Library for awhile. I wanted to visit the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park. Sadly, I wasn’t allowed to take many pictures inside, but I’m still glad I went. Plus I always enjoy […]

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Classics at Pow Wow Days

This was my third year seeing the annual Pow Wow Days parade. Rather than stand along the parade route, I like to walk up Main Avenue, where most of the participants are staging before the official start. It’s a fun way to get a pretty close-up view of the classic cars before everything gets moving. There’s a great variety of […]

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Luck Be A Lady(bug)

What do you suppose it is about the Coccinellidae that makes us smile rather than cringe when we see one? They are beetles, like so many other insects, and they can sometimes be a pest and have even been known to bite humans (although rarely, I suspect). Still, just about everyone can recognize the red ladybug beetle with black spots, and we’re […]

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WPC: Order

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of June 7, 2017. Rows, stacks, columns: this week, share an image that sends chaos packing (neatly). There are some places where a strict sense of order will always reign supreme!

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