Spring will come!

of; there are neighbors nearby who have been without power for nearly seven days now, thanks to broken power poles still waiting to be repaired. Thus far (knock wood) we’ve only lost power one time, for a few hours in the middle of the night. Our county parks are temporarily closed due to the high river levels and storm damage. […]

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Winter ponds

On the final day of 2022, I’m looking at some more images from our recent stay in Texas. It did get pretty cold, but the Dallas-Fort Worth area only caught the tailing edge of the winter storm that caused so much misery in the eastern U. S. We had ice but no snow; and by the time we caught our […]

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More scenes from the road

There are always plenty of great things to see along the road as we drive north along the narrow and winding Highway 1 through Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Even places I’ve seen hundreds of times are always slowly evolving, like the construction project in Sonoma County near Bodega Bay. I shared photos of the same stretch three months ago when […]

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Elephant Seal Overlook

In late August I made a quick overnight trip to Point Reyes; and while I didn’t have enough time to seriously explore everything I hoped to see I did get a look at the headlands and spend awhile at the Chimney Rock Trailhead. Even though it wasn’t the prime season for elephant seal watching — that happens between December and […]

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A walk to the pier

On our most recent stay in Point Arena last month, I was eager to get out one morning and take a walk down the road to the pier. It wasn’t the first time I had visited the pier, but this time I arrived on foot and was able to look around at some of the details I missed before. It […]

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The Hot Spot, Part 1

The great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 may be history, but the cause of the quake — movement along the San Andreas Fault — still occurs all up and down the coast of Northern California. Sonoma County’s Hot Spot is only one of several faults along the San Andreas Fault Zone. I’ve found it nearly impossible to find much information […]

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