May 1976 — I wasn’t invited along (but that’s okay!) when my mom and dad took this road trip up to central Washington State. Mom had recently graduated from California State University, Sacramento, and this getaway to her favorite place on Earth was her well-deserved reward. Leavenworth sits in the midst of the Cascade range, and there’s plenty of beautiful […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is such a big place, and so overwhelming in its beauty, that having a map in hand as you explore is a good idea. When I visited in August 2016, I wanted to find the Redwood Grove; I had seen a sign pointing me in the right direction, but it’s easy to get distracted when […]
Back in the middle of last November I published a post about gold dredgers in Yuba County — but it wasn’t too many decades past that we had dredgers operating on the lower American River, including the area of what is now Lake Natoma. Along the river’s course, anywhere you find heaping piles of rounded cobble laid out in long […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Summer Scenes.
This week’s slides are a somewhat hodge-podge collection from late 1971 and early 1972, all stamped with the same processing date of June 1972. I don’t know the dates they were actually shot, but I’ve mostly tried to arrange them in order according to the small numbers printed on the slide frames. I have no idea what my gift was […]
This small corner of the Botanical Garden in San Francisco is so peaceful and beautiful, you might be tempted to stop here and go no further! This was my first stop after entering through the Friend Gate on Martin Luther King Jr Drive, and I felt a bit like I had stumbled back into the Japanese Tea Garden.