I’m just about to the end of my slide collection, but I came across these images of Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe, probably shot in the mid 1960s, which I had scanned and then forgotten about. Not a half bad way to finish out the year! I’m not yet sure where Memory Monday will be going from here, but I’ve […]
We found this beautiful and secluded spot along the Mendocino coast completely by accident. There are almost too many parks and trailheads to choose from as you travel north of Albion on Highway 1 — Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Museum, Russian Gulch State Park, and Mendocino Headlands State Park, to name just a few. With only […]
Okay, our Airbnb wasn’t actually a mansion; but the tranquil beauty of the spot, so near the ocean yet sheltered by redwoods, made for a wonderful haven that I think I’d prefer to any ostentatious estate.
Here is the last bunch of photos from my trip out to Denio’s in October 2021.
I don’t think I’ve ever visited the town of Volcano, but it does seem that it would be ideally located as a base for exploring this part of historic Amador County. It’s reasonably close to both Indian Grinding Rock SHP and Black Chasm Cavern, which has been on my bucket list for quite awhile now. For many years, visitors searching […]
One of the creeks in the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands Unit. This 1,600-acre area in Mendocino County is the only land-based portion of the California Coastal Monument. Photos shot in September and November 2021.
With the holidays drawing ever closer, it seems a good time to look back, both today and next Monday, at some slide images from Christmas past. I shared at least some of these pictures back in May 2017, but happily I recently had the chance to re-scan them and come up with more vivid and realistic colors. They were shot […]
The quality of merchandise at any swap meet will vary widely, and Denio’s is no exception. As you wander through the many acres of vendors’ stalls you will find brand new items of clothing, toys, tools and hardware, floor coverings, and kitchen items; you’ll also see just as many used items, in conditions ranging from pristine to one step away […]
You never know quite what to expect when you arrive at a new place, but thus far we’ve been extremely lucky with our Airbnb rentals in Mendocino County. In November our small cabin not only had a piano but also sat on the edge of the redwood forest with a gurgling stream within easy walking distance. Since the weather was […]