Sometimes on my local hikes I don’t come across anything really exciting to shoot; so instead I look for small details or odd little things that catch my eye. It might be an unexpected message or something accidentally left behind — or even a colorful rock that I’ve probably trod on hundreds of times without ever noticing before.
“Confluence,” two large-scale sculptures as a tribute to 19th century explorer and mapmaker, John C. Fremont. Each sculpture is over 96″ high x 40″ circumference and weighs 2,000 pounds. Clay and specialty cement plus found objects cover the surface, showcasing the natural and cultural resources of the Sacramento region, from Fremont’s time to our time. This is a buddha that […]
The haunting rooms and corridors of Fort Point in San Francisco, from my visit in November 2018.
I visited Japantown in San Francisco for the second time this past summer, and as I was strolling around before going inside the mall, I noticed this wonderful bronze and stone sculpture on Post Street. You can read the story behind the monument and each of the three panels here. The inscription on the third panel reads: Sojourners Visionaries open […]
I’m not sure why I haven’t shared these before; maybe it’s because I took them with my phone rather than my regular camera. This red-winged blackbird showed up in the window of my in-laws’ cottage at Clearlake, back in May. We tried to figure out what he was up to — puffing himself up and preening for several minutes, then […]
Some serious repair work on the bluff has begun, in the rush to finish up before the bald eagles return to the area. Although they’ve previously removed the three large piles of rubble blocking the trail, today was the first time I saw a floating barrier — plus a ranger patrolling to keep kayaks from getting too close.
I noticed that the scheduled theme for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge tomorrow is Tree Art, so it seemed a perfect time to share this episode of California’s Gold from 2004. In fact, this is one of those episodes I believed I’d already featured, because it’s so full of fun and amazing examples of tree art. Although the adventure […]