California palm

Out of all the types of trees found growing along the shores of Lake Natoma, nothing sticks out from the rest like the California palms. There aren’t really too many palm trees near the lake, but once you start noticing them, they make an impression! I first spotted this one way back in early 2015 as it sprouted from the […]

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Family memories

On this Easter Sunday, I planned to dig into my archives and share a few vintage images of my sisters and I posing with the spoils of our morning Easter Egg hunt — like this one: But of course, I waited until the last minute to start looking for the photo files. I’m certain I have them tucked away safely […]

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Throwback Thursday: Orangevale Bridge

Back in January 2017 I wrote about the Orangevale Avenue Bridge; built in 1915 as part of the historic Lincoln Highway, it narrowly escaped being dismantled and replaced by something unmistakably modern. Despite lingering misgivings around the need to preserve the original structure, the necessary construction updates went ahead, and the bridge reopened to traffic in mid 2017. My post […]

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