In this group of images it’s clear that both the big truck and the small earthmover are deeply mired in a sticky mudpit. I’m not sure who the photographer is, because Kenneth W., the original owner of the photo album, is visible (wearing sunglasses) in a number of the pictures. It seems pretty clear that the only option was grab […]
I’ve forgotten how and when I became the proud owner of this vintage aluminum tackle box — complete with a previous owner’s fishing license and a decal from the State of Oregon. I’m sure I had some idea of cleaning it up and using it to store some of my own doodads. But instead it’s been just sitting around my […]
Why — and how — do random cars always seem to end up in the bottom of an otherwise attractive ravine? The sight of this abandoned wreck of a pickup truck in Roseville a couple of weeks ago instantly brought back to mind a similar eyesore that rested in Orangevale’s Snipes Ravine for many years (although I suspect it may […]
Here are a some of my favorite images from our walk along Point Arena, just north of the lighthouse, in November 2022. You can click any of the images for a closer view.
It was easy enough for me to find this brightly painted (and lovingly cared for) historic site along Albion Street in the village of Mendocino. According to The Hiker’s Hip Pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast by Bob Lorentzen, the first Chinese arrived in this area when their boat, headed for the gold rush, was shipwrecked on the Mendocino coast. […]
Well, it’s not quite summer, although around here we may feel like it is when the temperatures get up into the 80 degree (F) range this week. Maybe that’s part of the reason I chose this particular subject to feature today! Yet another double episode, this segment first aired as part of the Visiting series in 1999, and later appeared […]
My next set of images from the Korea albums all relate to men, machinery, and a whole lot of mud. I shared a handful of similar photos back in late May 2022, when I first began digging into this stack of photo albums, but there are enough of them to take up the next couple of weeks. It’s impossible for […]
One day during our stay in Nice last month, the Big Guy suggested that I drive around to the opposite side of Clear Lake and explore the trails at Clear Lake State Park. I’d been to the state park a few times in the past but only to launch the boat and go fishing. He was convinced that I’d find […]
I took yet another trip out to Secret Ravine the other day, and this time I brought along the Big Guy so he could check out the pond. Although there were plenty of signs of use — a little bit of trash, footprints and bike tire tracks — we had the place entirely to ourselves as we explored the trails.