Northern California coast, 1956 — Up in the extreme northwest corner of California, you’ll find Crescent City, county seat of Del Norte County, home of the popular roadside attraction Trees of Mystery. Known to travelers of Highway 101 as the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Trees of Mystery first opened in 1931. As I wrote in […]
Whenever I get the chance to travel between Sacramento and San Francisco on the train, I can never resist taking pictures out the window — especially where the tracks run along the shoreline of Suisun and San Pablo bays. There’s usually something interesting to see!
Over my lifetime I’ve seen — and heard! — so many scrub jays and magpies as I grew up in this part of California that I usually pay little attention to them and have never bothered to photograph them. Still, these two birds, both corvids, are intelligent, inquisitive, and mischievous, not to mention noisy. The California scrub jay actually ranges […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
If this week’s Memory Monday post happened to inspire you for a trip north along California’s Highway 101 to the redwoods of Mendocino County, you might want to watch for Confusion Hill, located about halfway between Leggett and Piercy. Some parts of this classic roadside attraction are fairly hokey, but it’s also full of unique and beautiful sights, along with […]
Yesterday morning I noticed a large group of swallows swirling above my head as I walked along the base of the bluffs by Lake Natoma. They were moving so fast I had trouble catching them with my camera — but this morning I cranked up my shutter speed and went back for another try. I was also surprised that they […]
When I can walk from my house down to Lake Natoma early in the morning and see this kind of bird activity, I call it a very good day!