A walk in the woods

Our visit to Stillwater Cove Regional Park was one of the very best parts of last week’s coastal trip. I wanted to hike to the historic Fort Ross schoolhouse, and even though the trail wasn’t very long, we got a pretty good workout climbing down one side of the Stockhoff Creek ravine and up the other. I also struggled because, […]

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Salt Point Bluff Trail

The skies were grey with fog — with some smoke added in — but the day was still beautiful and the ocean views breathtaking. We started a short way up the coast from Stump Beach and hiked north along the cliff edge as far as Chinese Gulch, giving up when the trail became too overgrown to continue. These are just […]

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Memory Monday, Week 115

I’ve posted plenty of images from our various trips to the coast (sometimes more than once), but here’s one trip I seem to have overlooked. It dates back to 1993, in the period not long after we had lost our first pitbull, Phoebe. I suspect one reason for this particular trip was to try to console ourselves, not to mention […]

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Strange skies

Wildfires up and down the West Coast of the US have turned our skies grey and made the sun appear as a bright red ball in the heavens; but it wasn’t until last Tuesday that we began to see the atmosphere transforming to a post-apocalyptic orange. Even after the effect seemed to ease, photos shot with my Canon and Fujifilm […]

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Up among the trees

In my post yesterday I highlighted the areas closer to the lake level along Beek’s Bight at Folsom Lake; today, I’m exploring the trails higher up. Some of these tracks are popular mountain bike routes as you might notice by the tire tracks in the mud. I shot most of these pictures this past January.

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All the angles

I’ve been out to Beek’s Bight at Folsom Lake so many times that I figured I may as well share some of my photos from the past few years. So many of my visits seem to happen in the wintertime when the water level is low and more rocky points are exposed (if you’ve ever gone bass fishing, that will […]

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Low water

It didn’t take long for the springtime high water levels at Folsom Lake to drop, as the runoff from snow diminished and more water was released from the reservoir. These days it’s a much longer hike to the waterline, and if you’re hoping to stay in the shade, you may need binoculars to find the lake. As of Sunday August […]

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Toward the cactus garden

As much as I enjoyed all the animals at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, the arboretum sections were also irresistible in their own way — and much less crowded. These images are from my visit in December 2016, but I’d be interested to see the changes made to these areas since the park has added an adjacent […]

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Light in the forest

One great thing about being fairly disorganized is that now and again I’ll discover old photos that I’ve never shared on the blog before. Some of these files are actually hanging out, forgotten, in my WordPress media library. I’ve uploaded them with a post in mind and then for some reason decided not to use them. For example, this morning […]

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