Saturday at Denio’s

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. […]

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Memory Monday: Fort Hunter Liggett

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 […]

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On the Bobcat Trail

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 […]

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Into the unknown

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 […]

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Colors for all seasons

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 […]

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