Lake views

Fortunately, you don’t need to buy an expensive mansion overlooking Folsom Lake to take in the natural beauty found within the state park. Even on a dreary day in the middle of winter there are scenic views and colorful surprises just waiting to be discovered.

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A cupful of art, Part 3: van Gogh

Here’s the third in a series of images created using artificial intelligence on the GoArt website. You can find the original photo here. I’ve loved the works of Vincent van Gogh ever since I saw an exhibit of his sunflower paintings at San Francisco’s de Young Museum in April 1973; so naturally I’m partial to the look of this art […]

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A cupful of art, Part 1

A few weeks ago I decided to shoot a few photos like the one above. I was in my kitchen, organizing things on the countertop prior to washing dishes; I happened to turn a glass pot lid upside down atop a coffee mug, and the result pleased me so much that I went for my camera. I wasn’t sure what […]

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From the bus

I’ve spent most of my life in suburbia, so any visit to San Francisco, with its canyons of steel, is a trip to the big city. Back in August 2016, there was a lot of construction happening in the Financial District near the Embarcardero. My seat on the Amtrak bus gave me a pretty good view as it carried me […]

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Alien worlds

There’s a weird sort of beauty about Folsom Lake in the winter, when the water levels drop. It’s possible to walk around on the lake bottom in areas that would normally be invisible, under several feet of water, and some of the landscape is a bit otherworldly. I’ve been out to the Rattlesnake Bar area many times in the past, […]

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Granite maze

Indian summer at Folsom Lake. Hiking from the Doton’s Point parking lot at Granite Bay, you can literally get lost in the tangle of intersecting trails climbing over and between huge granite outcrops to the top of the ridge. Once you arrive at the highest point, enjoy the view! Because you’re definitely going to get confused again, trying to find […]

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