Suisun Marsh

I love traveling by train because I get a peek at so many sights I would never see driving down the highway in a car or bus. Many of those glimpses are so brief they’re impossible to capture with my camera, like the variety of waterfowl paddling or wading in the wetlands of Suisun Marsh — blue herons, snowy egrets, […]

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Black panther

In my neighborhood it’s not unusual to see cats wandering around — but when I opened my front door this morning I really wasn’t expecting to find a cat standing there waiting for me! The Big Guy, who is not a cat person, fumes when he find their little paw prints all over our cars and gets seriously steamed if […]

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Watch your steps!

As I hiked along the California Coastal Trail, skirting the Presidio in San Francisco, I found an awful lot of stairs. There were plenty of steps accessing the old concrete structures like Battery Chamberlin, not to mention those on the trail leading down to Marshall’s Beach. I’ve always been fascinated by staircases ever since I was very young; growing up […]

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Historic foundations

Most anyone who rides or walks up the bike trail toward Beals Point at Folsom Lake will have noticed the old foundations (which I mentioned yesterday in my post here) off their left elbow, just before the trail really starts climbing. I’ve been fascinated by these ruins for years, but until reading Kevin Knauss’ blog post I never realized there […]

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Granite fence posts

One morning last month I hiked out in search of a group of historic foundations in the olive orchard across the American River from Folsom Prison. Since then I’ve been trying (without much luck) to find more information about the orchard and the buildings that once stood there. But just as the day was beginning to turn warm and I […]

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Memory Monday, Week 90

The best thing about our pets is how happy they make us feel, and how good we feel when we know they’re happy. This week I’ve got a very small selection of animal images — because there have been so many wonderful animals in our lives, and some of them live on only in memory, not in photographs.

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