The smoky conditions continue — our Air Quality Index (AQI) at 5 p.m. is 175, and the smell of smoke is everywhere. The almanac reports sunset today is at 4:52 p.m. — but the sun was already disappearing behind a thick bank of smog at four o’clock.
I chose this episode of California’s Gold in honor of the people of Paradise and Magalia, towns which have been devastated by a fast-moving wildfire that started near Camp Creek Road last Thursday. The town of Paradise is said to be 80% destroyed, and many people lost their lives in the first few chaotic hours of evacuation. I wanted to […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Lights.
Last Friday, after spending about an hour wandering from the top to the bottom of Fort Point, I was happily surprised to discover all kinds of colorful flowers near the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center. Even though I can’t identify them, they were just what I needed to see on this day when the sun was obscured not by […]
I’m calling this week’s batch of images “Water Colors.” All but two were shot by me; I included those two, dating sometime around 1983, because they look like the sort of place I would love to go hiking. Originally I believed the location was the American River Canyon below Auburn, but on further inspection I decided it’s more likely somewhere […]