It’s hard to believe, but it’s been eight months since I last made the drive out to Denio’s in Roseville! There were many, many weekends when I thought of going but never quite made it. Things can change a lot in that period of time, as vendors relocate to a different section of the grid, or perhaps even disappear completely. […]
Today’s batch of images, pulled from what I’ve been calling the Korean photo albums, were actually shot near California’s central coast. Located in the center of Monterey County, Fort Hunter Liggett is the largest US Army Reserve post. These photos were shot 16 August 1980, and thus far, they are the only pictures I’ve found with handwritten notes on the […]
The longer I live here, the more convinced I am that the cats have become our new landlords.
I was so certain I had already blogged about exploring the neighborhood trails when we stayed at The Sea Ranch last September — but none of the photos are showing up in my media library. I guess my attempt at being organized has failed me again, but this time I don’t mind so much because it gives me an excuse […]
I’ve been reading Nathaniel Philbrick’s excellent book, In the Heart of the Sea, about the whaling ship Essex (it sank in the Pacific Ocean in 1820 after tangling with a sperm whale and became Herman Melville’s inspiration for the novel Moby Dick). The surviving crewmembers, adrift in the ship’s boats, had to decide where their best chance of rescue lay […]
Although this episode of California’s Gold, originally aired back in early 2002, is titled “Sub-Net,” there is so much more history to be found in this small corner of Marin County than just one brief chapter in the 1940s. Unfortunately, there is far too much to cover in just one half-hour segment, but the portions that Huell chooses to focus […]
Getting away to the Northern California coast is always a fun adventure for me because I never know what I might discover along the shoreline; but no matter where we end up staying, I’m also eager to spend time exploring just outside my door. Sometimes the unfamiliar back yard can be full of wonderful details — things that are easily […]
These scenic images from the flea market photo albums may depict either Korea or the central part of California — although I’m tending towards California because of the rolling hills and thick layer of valley fog. I was happily surprised to find a descriptive note written on the back of one print (see captioned photo below). That encouraged me to […]
Back yard, Point Arena, California, November 2022.