Scenes from Grandma’s house, 1957 — I may have mentioned a few times before that many of the old family pictures, arranged within a number of slide carousels, are not actually in chronological order. When the slides themselves aren’t labeled, sometimes it’s hard to tell how to group them together in a way that makes sense to me now. This […]
I noticed that the scheduled theme for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge tomorrow is Tree Art, so it seemed a perfect time to share this episode of California’s Gold from 2004. In fact, this is one of those episodes I believed I’d already featured, because it’s so full of fun and amazing examples of tree art. Although the adventure […]
I’m finishing up the 1958 road trip this week, with some views of Deception Pass, a stop in Port Angeles, and a visit to Tumwater Canyon in the central part of the state. I previously shared these images in Memory Monday posts from Week 59 and Week 60. The cultural significance of Deception Pass State Park is as intriguing as […]
San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center officially opened in the late summer of 2018 — but only six weeks later it was shut down again, due to the discovery of cracks in the structural steel girders. Although I’d already seen the exterior on previous visits to the city, I finally got a chance to explore the inside this past August. I […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
Joaquin Miller is a name that seemed only vaguely familiar to me until recently; in fact, he was — as Stephanie Benavidez tells Huell — California’s best kept secret. While Miller earned a reputation as something of a scoundrel and a frequent embellisher of the truth, he was also a gifted poet and one of our country’s first environmentalists. For […]