Rain, wind, and ice

Northern California has seen plenty of stormy weather thus far this winter — lashing rain, roaring winds, and overnight freeze warnings. Today the sun is shining, so as I try to take advantage of the warmer temperatures and get outdoors, here’s a quick look back at some recent storm-related images from my neighborhood.

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Spring will come!

of; there are neighbors nearby who have been without power for nearly seven days now, thanks to broken power poles still waiting to be repaired. Thus far (knock wood) we’ve only lost power one time, for a few hours in the middle of the night. Our county parks are temporarily closed due to the high river levels and storm damage. […]

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First Day out

I had every intention of taking part in the local First Day Hike scheduled for 8 A.M. last Sunday morning. The weather was cooperative; stormy New Year’s Eve gave way to a sunny, if chilly, New Year’s Day. I had managed to beat back a minor head cold, and the Big Guy was up early, heading out to Folsom Lake […]

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Caturday morning entertainment

I’ve often heard it said that cats are especially attracted to people who dislike them, and that sure seems to be true around here. I wouldn’t say that the Big Guy hates cats, but he has absolutely no patience for them strolling around on top of our cars and using our yard for a litterbox. His resentful feelings didn’t stop […]

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Neighborhood notes

I haven’t been getting out and about very much lately, but of course sometimes you don’t need to go very far to spot something that inspires the imagination — especially at this rather “spooky” time of year. My neighbor’s beautiful roses are a perfect example. I nearly didn’t bother trying to shoot them with my phone camera because it was […]

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Harvest time

I was out on the north fork of Folsom Lake near Salmon Falls a few days ago when I stumbled upon the scene of some unknown critter’s personal Squash Festival. The more time I spent looking around, the more pieces I noticed, and I couldn’t help feeling sorry for the gardener. Hopefully there’s still a few more goodies left in […]

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