Sign language

Halfway across Arizona, heading east on Interstate 40, I got the brilliant idea to photograph every old, forgotten, or neglected sign I could find along the highway. The newer highway runs more or less parallel to the original Route 66, and I felt sure I could spot some cool-looking signs. Unfortunately, by the time this idea occurred to me, most […]

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Red rocks

As we started out on our road trip across the southwestern US at the end of July, I expected to see a lot of sweltering desert and not much else. So it was a happy surprise to find so much beautiful scenery as we traveled along Highway 40 through Arizona and New Mexico. Of course, there were plenty of flat […]

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Paddle or wade

(Click any image to enlarge) Last Friday I wrote about Bob, the Chinese Swan Goose. Although he’s gone, there is always plenty of wildlife in and around the ponds of this North Texas neighborhood. They are generally shy of anyone getting too close, and yet it’s very easy to observe the local ducks, geese, and larger wading birds. I shot […]

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Redwood highway

I really wasn’t very happy, during our trip to the coast last May, to discover that I was going to have to spend one of my precious days to make a 4-hour round-trip drive over to Santa Rosa. It was my own fault, of course; I forgot to pack an essential item, and Santa Rosa was the closest place I […]

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Ocean vista

As I look over the time stamps of the photos I shot at Bruhel Point, it’s hard to believe we were there for only an hour! As soon as I got out of the car, I knew I was going to like this spot right away. I could see the ocean, and the trail that led down the hill was […]

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We want… a shrubbery

Neither of these two flowering shrubs are native to the areas where I found them; the snowbells originate in China, Korea, and Japan, so I can’t help wondering how this one came to be in bloom above the shores of Folsom Lake. The Pipevine Swallowtails don’t seem to mind the taste of something exotic! Although these shrubs are actually native […]

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Trophy dogs

Here are a few more of my images from Doggy Day at Denio’s in late April. Nothing will convince me that these dogs do not take this event very seriously — well, most of them, that is! Why else would they be so eager to get a look at their winning trophies, and making sure their beloved masters don’t wind […]

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