San Francisco’s Coastal Trail at Lands End is popular with both tourists and locals for a very good reason — whether you’re out for a run or just strolling, the scenery is beautiful. There’s also plenty of history to be found. The western end of the trail used to be a trolley line connecting the Cliff House with downtown San […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Indoor Walkways, Hallways, Elevators.
I’m not familiar with any of the sights Huell visits in this hour-long episode of Road Trip, but I’ve definitely heard of the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Since I recently featured this part of Northern California in my Memory Monday posts, I thought it would be nice to see them from Huell Howser’s perspective. All […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Lines. I shot these photos at the Lakeport Historic Courthouse Museum last May. It really wasn’t all that long ago that a similar setup to this switchboard was state of the art in telephone communications! The operator controlled the lines and connected people to the numbers they wanted to reach. […]
When I heard a small critter scuttling around inside this dead log at Negro Bar State Park, I just assumed it was a squirrel. But instead, out popped this busy little Bewick’s Wren. Luckily, it paused in its labors just long enough for me to shoot a few pictures. Nimble and acrobatic, Bewick’s Wrens often hang upside down as they […]
Scenes from Grandma’s house, 1957 — I may have mentioned a few times before that many of the old family pictures, arranged within a number of slide carousels, are not actually in chronological order. When the slides themselves aren’t labeled, sometimes it’s hard to tell how to group them together in a way that makes sense to me now. This […]
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.