A bouquet of reds and yellows

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is The Colors Yellow and Red. Just like in the White and Blue Challenge you can show off photo that are basically all yellow or all red.  Plus I really encourage you to combine the both red and yellow colors in your photos. It turns out I don’t take very many pictures of things that are […]

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Happy

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge topic this week is Happy. Anything in this world that makes you feel happy or smile is allowed in this series.   It could be a beautiful land or seascape to a close up of a flower.  Your significant other, family, kids or even pets.  It could be a delicious plate of food or ice cream.  Show […]

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Blue and White

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week is The Colors Blue and White. I’ve been enjoying the very spring-like — if somewhat blustery — weather around here over the last few days.  And yesterday I just happened to step out of my front door and look up at the sky to see this: And this:  

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WPC: Landscapes

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of April 1st 2016 is Landscape. This week, it’s all about landscape photography. Show us your best establishing shot, out in nature or in an urban setting. Landscape is a word with a number of definitions.  The American Heritage dictionary defines landscape as either a noun, i.e., “A view or vista […]

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Lots of Parking Lots

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week is Alleys, Driveways, Parking Lots, and Dirt Roads. Above  and below, the view from the top of the Kaiser Roseville Medical Center parking structure. Looking east down Folsom Boulevard from another parking structure, this one near Historic Sutter Street and the Light Rail tracks in Folsom. Finally — I spotted this truck in the parking lot […]

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WPC: Half Light

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of March 25, 2016. Share a photograph inspired by a favorite poem, verse, story, or song lyric. Bonus points if you share why the particular text resonates with you. (Though you certainly don’t have to!) If you’re not feeling especially literary or musical this week, see if you can capture the […]

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Scenic Seating

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week is Outdoor Seating. I thought it would be fun to share some of my most memorable benches and chairs — including a trip to The Brick, which featured in the TV show Northern Exposure, and a flashback to 1974, when I visited Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm for the first time. Enjoy!     […]

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WPC: One Love

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of March 11, 2016: One love refers to the universal love and respect expressed by all people for all people, regardless of race, creed, or color. —The Urban Dictionary This post is late, since for me the past week has been One Of Those Weeks™, but I really wanted to share what’s been on my mind. Recently I’ve been reading Dee Brown‘s classic book, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee.  I also went to visit (for the first time) a local park where the remains of a historic Maidu village are preserved, along with an attached museum.  By coincidence, I’ve also been sorting through some of my very old photos, including some taken at the Miwok site called Chaw sé, also known as Indian Grinding Rock State Park.  All this has given me a lot to think about. The Maidu village was perfectly located near a water source, and amid heritage oaks and other trees and plants.  All the resources — water, earth, rocks, acorn, willow, tule — and the abundant animal life meant that the people had everything they needed to live well.  They lived in connection to the earth, without wasting their resources and in full appreciation of all the earth provided to them. In the Miwok tribal roundhouse, they celebrated all the richness of these gifts and carefully passed on to the next generation the stories and traditions […]

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