The Mojave Desert doesn’t seem like an especially welcoming place to be — especially in the summertime — but it would be a mistake to think there’s nothing to be found there but dirt or sand and cactus plants. As a rule, California’s desert regions are home to some very colorful history, and this remote spot is no exception. Since […]
With so many awe-inspiring sights surrounding us during our two brief visits to the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, this spot seemed to really hit us between the eyes! There’s a great spot to park off the road and gaze at The Tepees — but both the Big Guy and I agreed that our favorite viewpoint was up the […]
Last Monday my top image was a photo of the Beagle Channel; however, I failed to mention this stretch of water actually played quite a fascinating part in 19th century exploration and science. The channel, lying just south of Ushuaia, is one of three navigable passages around the tip of South America. And you may have guessed that the channel […]
Seen at the deYoung Museum in the Modern and Contemporary Art section. The artist, Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) created this beautiful piece entitled “Stepping Out” in 2000, using laminated mahogany.
Morning and evening fog is the normal weather routine in San Francisco, especially in August.
I had a really great day yesterday — I spent it all at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco, wandering through the galleries and soaking in all the amazing artwork. There is so much to see that although I spent a few hours, I still missed out on some wonderful stuff — namely, the current showcase, Ramses the Great and […]
This half-hour episode sees Huell visiting the community of Winters in Yolo County for yet another of his many series, this one called California Communities. I’ve passed through Winters via Highway 128 a number of times, on the way to Lake Berryessa, but I must confess I’ve never stopped to really see what the town is all about. It does […]
Driving along I-40 through Arizona, New Mexico, and the northern part of Texas, we had plenty of big semi trucks for company.
This week I have a few more images from the southern tip of South America, in Argentina. Some of them are lacking information, and try as I might, I haven’t been able to figure them out. I’m talking specifically about the next two photos, which appear to show some large dogs in enclosures, playing around while people stand in the […]