Bayley’s Folly revisited

A couple of weeks ago I posted an image of the Bayley house, a historic brick structure that sits beside Highway 49 not far from the town of Cool in El Dorado County. Last Friday, I went back for a closer look. Although the property is currently fenced off and seems abandoned, various attempts at restoration have been ongoing since […]

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Mexico Monday redux, Week 5

We stopped in so many different places along the way in our travels from the various border crossings (Ciudad Juarez, Nogales, Laredo) to Mexico City and back. The highways were often long, narrow, and lacking in interesting scenery — at least from my childish perspective. On the city streets we drove over bumpy cobblestones and the dreaded speedbumps known as […]

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The big picture

The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Graffiti and Murals. “This ceramic mural, measuring 16 ft. by 40 ft., towers over the entrance to the Radio City Building above the main entrance marquee. It was designed by artist C. J. Fitzgerald [in 1942] to represent the radio industry, and contains 126 different colors of tiles” — from […]

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Mexico Monday redux, Week 3

Revisiting these slides from my childhood really makes me wish I had kept some sort of written diary so that I would have more than just very vague recollections of the many places I visited and all the wonderful people I met. Signs and billboards occasionally provide hints when they’re not too blurry to read. The billboard in the photo […]

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Sweetwater Trail

You may have noticed that over the past few weeks, I’ve spent time with the Big Guy exploring the area around Sweetwater Creek, on the South Fork of Folsom Lake. The State Park access points along Salmon Falls Road have been closed (and remain so as I write this), but it’s still possible to find parking along the road near […]

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Sense of Smelling

The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Sense of Smelling. The senses of smell and taste often are associated with each other.  Let’s nose around in our archives or sniff out new photos that are related to the sense of Smelling.  Be creative and have fun.

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