I wound up with a window seat on our pre-Christmas flight from Sacramento to DFW, so I shot a few photos with my phone camera. They’re not the best quality, of course, but there’s always something fascinating about seeing the landscape from an airliner perspective. That viewpoint also highlighted the contrast between the rainy, overcast weather in California and the […]
It’s been many years since I spent time on the Sacramento end of the American River Parkway, but several times back in the 1970s I did ride what was at the time the entire length of the bike trail, 23 miles from Discovery Park to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. These days the parkway and bike trail extend for 32 miles, […]
Sumatran orangutan at the Sacramento Zoo.
A eclectic collection of birds seen in the past couple of months.
I stumbled upon this very cool little corner of William Land Park completely by accident; it sits on the side of a hill between the zoo and the Lily Pond. The path is laid out in two diamond shapes, with a small arbor at each of the four outside angles. I was the only person in this small garden at […]
Sacramento Zoo, October 2020
I recently finished listening to an audiobook called Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, written by Andrea Warren. Norman Mineta was born and grew up in San Jose, California; in 1942 he was an 11-year-old Cub Scout when he and his family were sent to Heart Mountain War Relocation Center in Wyoming. After the war his family were very […]