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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A good day at Black Point

Black Point is one of a series of public access beaches within the private community known as The Sea Ranch in Sonoma County. The other beaches include Pebble, Stengel, Shell, and Walk On Beach, and they are all connected by the Bluff Trail, which runs north all the way to Gualala Point Regional Park. I have passed by all of […]

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Coastal cottage garden

Part of the fun I find in staying in an unfamiliar place is focusing on the small details that add to the atmosphere. Even if you may not notice them, these touches definitely add to the feeling of relaxation and serenity these short escapes provide. In this case, I was only able to stay for one night, and due to […]

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Things beside the road

Even though I shot these photos not in California but on the Arizona/New Mexico state line, I’ve borrowed a title from one of Huell Howser’s episodes today. That’s because if I had more time to spare, this particular spot along I-40 is one that I would love to stop and explore more thoroughly. Of course, it’s fairly touristy, but the […]

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