Memory Monday, Week 139

Summer 1973 — These photos are from a trip my parents took to Hearst Castle and Solvang on the Central California coast, leaving us kids home. But don’t worry! A few years later they returned and took me along with them. Sadly, I don’t recall too much about Hearst Castle except that it was beautiful and overwhelming; I’d love to […]

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All-terrain Sweetwater

I’ve been spending an awful lot of time along the north fork at Folsom Lake lately, so the other day I decided it was high time to return to the south fork — specifically, the Sweetwater Creek/Salmon Falls area. I prefer to get out there in the morning because I have the sun at my back; and even though I […]

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At Horseshoe Bar

Spring hasn’t actually arrived in our neck of the woods yet, but on a day like we had yesterday, it seems very close. I hiked in the area around Horseshoe Bar on Folsom Lake, enjoying the blue sky and the cool wind that kept the noontime sun from feeling too overpowering.

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Memory Monday, Week 137

Some of my very favorite old family slides are the ones dating from the 1950s and 1960s; even if I don’t have very much information about where they were shot, it’s great to see vintage cars and places that may have completely changed over the decades since the photos were taken. And of course it’s wonderful to see my parents […]

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Valley of giants

Walking around in the barren landscape created by the seasonal low water level at Folsom Lake, I feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer number of massive granite boulders scattered everywhere. I’ve never gotten too interested in geology, but I can’t help wondering about the forces that formed these stone giants and how they ended up in their present positions. […]

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Memory Monday, Week 135

Going through my family’s old slides can be a real adventure — I never know what I might find or if I’ll be able to sort out where each image belongs in relation to the other photos. Most of this week’s slides surfaced only recently, so I’m again discovering story fragments that I hope to piece together. I’m always delighted […]

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