Memory Monday: Hicks Album, Week 7

For 24 years, the juried international ceramics art show known as Feats of Clay arrived every March inside the Gladding McBean terra cotta factory in Lincoln, California. Things changed in 2012, however; the event disappeared, and when it returned in 2013, it had a new organizer, a new location, and a new name: America’s ClayFest. For 2022, the month-long art […]

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Geocaching

I tried my hand at geocaching once, very briefly. It seems like a fantastic hobby, fitting perfectly with my love of hiking — but I already have so many other hobbies that I just couldn’t manage to fit another one into my life. That said, sometimes I stumble onto a geocache site purely by accident, like the one that caught […]

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At home in the outdoors

I’m never surprised anymore when hiking around Folsom Lake to find driftwood shelters; some of these are constructed near the waterline (or where the waterline used to be), but others are far from the water, in among the trees. Most appear to have been hastily built, but occasionally I’ll find a shelter that was created with great care and skill, […]

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At Greenwood Beach

I’ve previously shared images from our visit to Greenwood State Beach in Mendocino County. The small town of Elk sits just above the beach, along Highway 1. While there, I was able to watch a Great blue heron fishing for his lunch in the old mill pond on the beach. Other than the birds, we had the whole place to […]

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Memory Monday: Hicks Album, Week 6

This week’s photos may not zoom in on the beautiful spring wildflowers as much as I might like, but they were good enough to start me really wishing I knew where they were taken — I’d love to go there myself and seek out the purple and white Spotted downingia. I was also dearly hoping the location hasn’t changed in […]

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