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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Memory Monday, Week 133

Point Loma, San Diego — This picturesque and historic lighthouse high on Point Loma was in service for only 36 years, from 1855 to 1891. It was removed from service and replaced by a new lighthouse in a different location that wasn’t obscured by clouds and fog. I shared my own photos from this visit in October 2018.

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Hitting the trail

I’ve visited this same area of Folsom Lake twice in the last two weeks, and both times the skies were mostly dull and overcast. Today, the sun came out, and I couldn’t resist going back to do some more trail exploration. There’s so much to discover along a number of different trails and  plenty of cool details that I missed […]

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Memory Monday, Week 132

I think it was April 1980 when I went along with my parents, my sister, and my niece and nephew to visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Sadly, I barely paid any attention to the other historic ships because I was much too enthralled by the Star of India; I shared my photos from that day in October 2018 […]

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