California has quite a number of beautiful and historic lighthouses up and down the coast, some of which are still operating via automation. I’ve been lucky enough to visit the Point Loma lighthouse in San Diego and, more recently, the Point Arena lighthouse in Mendocino County. The Point Sur Lightstation, a few miles south of Monterey and Carmel, is definitely […]
During my lifetime, I’ve spent an awful lot of time in the passenger seats of cars. One of the best things about not driving is that you get to enjoy the scenery; but not being in control of the vehicle means I can’t pull over to the side of the road whenever I see something I like. I’m still working […]
As the Small Feats of Clay exhibit continues in Loomis during the month of March, here are a few more images from Feats of Clay XXIII, located at the Gladding McBean terra cotta factory in 2010.
Late afternoon at Spring Ranch Nature Preserve, Little River, California.
As we leave Mendocino County and head for home, I’m really going to miss exploring the trails above the seaside bluffs during my isolated morning walks. It’s a special treat to be able to leave my small cottage and walk to the trailhead, never knowing exactly what I might find — even things that I’m sure I must have passed […]
There are so many colorful wildflowers blooming along the Mendocino coast right now, and likely more to come as the spring progresses. These are only a few of the ones I’ve spotted lately.
A collection of sights and signs from some of my trips around Northern California — Lake Berryessa, Mendocino, and Folsom Lake.
After a very blustery morning and noontime, by late afternoon the wind had calmed considerably. But I spent much of the first half of the day sheltering from both the howling northeasterly gusts and the blazing sun! We saw only a handful of people during our visit to Oak Shores, on the western side of Lake Berryessa. I was disappointed […]