I don’t really know anything about the Sacramento Valley Garden Railway group, but building a model railroad in the back yard seems like a wonderful hobby! You may recall seeing The Fairplex Garden Train in an episode of Huell Howser’s Visiting which I featured back in October 2020. Don’t forget to click on the images below for a closer look […]
More phone images from my trip to Muir Woods National Monument in September 2021.
I’m so close to home — and then this happens. ETA for tow truck: unknown. Update: All is well! One of the big advantages of marrying a mechanical engineer/auto mechanic. The tow truck driver was kind enough to follow him home just to make sure everything was okay. I think the car will need a bit more work to make […]
Early afternoon at Rattlesnake Bar, Folsom Lake — January 2022.
While I was mostly hoping to photograph some smaller birds yesterday morning while exploring the vernal pools at Phoenix Park, it was impossible to ignore the local crows. There weren’t very many of them, but they were very vocal — and determined to defend the area from the single Red-shouldered Hawk that made the mistake of passing just a little […]
This Classic episode of California’s Gold, first aired in 1995, may be titled Olives and Berries; but after watching it I would say it’s really the story of two very different family-run businesses, both of which have been incredibly successful and long-lasting. I was drawn to the story of the olives because at one time, during the late 19th and […]
Back in mid November I shared some images from our all-too-brief visit to Bowling Ball Beach, a place I would love to spend more time exploring. But even though we were there for less than an hour, I spent nearly the whole time crouching in the sand, admiring the colorful fragments of abalone and other sea shells strewn across one […]
This week, I have some beautiful spring lilacs and roses from the photographer’s garden, dated April 2010. Although we’ve been having quite a few lovely spring-like days in my area, our January is set to be one of the dryest on record, which is a bit worrying. At the same time, I’m sure there are folks out there who would […]
A view from outside the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, August 2016.