Giant Logs Trail

July and August were fairly busy months for me, with the road trip to Texas, a visit to Lake Almanor, then a week in San Francisco, and finally the quick overnight to Tomales while the Big Guy was on his yearly hunting trip. I’ve shot so many photos that I’m still nowhere near finished going through them all. But I […]

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Into the storm: Roanoke to Albuquerque

One recent experience I won’t forget for awhile happened on the first leg of our return trip to Northern California from the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. It was the end of July, and Texas, much like California, had been in a drought for some time. The weather during our stay was relentlessly hot and fairly muggy. So when we […]

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Taming the flames

As we headed over to Lake Berryessa on Tuesday morning, we were fully expecting to hit some kind of traffic delay on Highway 128 just beyond the town of Winters. I already knew that Cal Fire crews were conducting a controlled burn along the hillsides above Cache Creek on Monday and Tuesday; so it wasn’t a bit surprising to find […]

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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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Street views

During my lifetime, I’ve spent an awful lot of time in the passenger seats of cars. One of the best things about not driving is that you get to enjoy the scenery; but not being in control of the vehicle means I can’t pull over to the side of the road whenever I see something I like. I’m still working […]

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Memory Monday: Hicks Album, Week 1

After last Monday’s teaser, I thought I should jump right in (no pun intended) with photos from early spring 2010 shot along the American River near the Foresthill Bridge. Just browsing through these images is making me impatient for spring to arrive this year — with its (hopefully) high water levels, mosquitos, and poison oak, to say nothing of the […]

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