Yesterday I drove out to Granite Bay on Folsom Lake looking for some good hiking trails. I’ve visited this particular spot many times in the past with the Big Guy; I tag along behind as he walks the lake shore, completely focused on his search of bass. On this day, however, I was on my own and I decided to […]
Ducks and geese are not the only birds who like to hang around the water at Lake Natoma!
This week’s post is a little late because the Huell Howser Archives web site seems to be having problems with their server, and I wasn’t able to access any of the episodes. But thanks to YouTube and the public television station KCET in Los Angeles, I can share this episode of Visiting — one that’s been on my list of […]
I finally got outside for a walk to Negro Bar State Park this morning; and even though I did get rained on just a little, I didn’t mind. I had the trails mostly to myself, and the sun peeked out for a few minutes, lighting up the Palisades, before ducking back behind the clouds. I didn’t see any Mallards out […]
May 1976 — I wasn’t invited along (but that’s okay!) when my mom and dad took this road trip up to central Washington State. Mom had recently graduated from California State University, Sacramento, and this getaway to her favorite place on Earth was her well-deserved reward. Leavenworth sits in the midst of the Cascade range, and there’s plenty of beautiful […]
I wish I had taken more pictures of my mom’s beautiful Siamese, Sadie. She passed away a few weeks ago, after a very long and pampered life — although on the day we first met her, she had been abandoned along with her litter of kittens. Sadie carried herself like a princess. She slept on Mom’s pillow at night. She […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is such a big place, and so overwhelming in its beauty, that having a map in hand as you explore is a good idea. When I visited in August 2016, I wanted to find the Redwood Grove; I had seen a sign pointing me in the right direction, but it’s easy to get distracted when […]
Back in the middle of last November I published a post about gold dredgers in Yuba County — but it wasn’t too many decades past that we had dredgers operating on the lower American River, including the area of what is now Lake Natoma. Along the river’s course, anywhere you find heaping piles of rounded cobble laid out in long […]