As much as I enjoyed the many works of art in San Francisco’s Legion of Honor, it felt amazing to walk into a room and find myself standing inside a lavishly decorated and furnished room from pre-Revolution-era France. There are three such exhibit spaces in the museum, covering the 17th and 18th centuries. I shot all but the top photo […]
San Francisco, August 2023
It’s not the type of terrain I normally fall in love with, but just look at the beautiful sagebrush hills and plains near Lassen County’s Eagle Lake! This is California’s second largest natural lake, and although the lake is low right now, I saw butterflies everywhere I looked. Cattle were bawling from somewhere across the fields. A cool breeze kept […]
San Francisco’s Maritime Museum wasn’t exactly what I’d been expecting when I walked in the door. For one thing, the upper floors were closed off and only the main level was open (although it was free to look around). The friendly docent behind the desk told me that if I was interested in maritime artifacts I should check out the […]
Scenes from a (mostly) sunny afternoon visit to San Francisco’s Aquatic Park, August 2023.
There are a total of 48 historical markers in and around the city of San Francisco, and while I’ve certainly visited the sites of a few of them (Telegraph Hill, Portsmouth Plaza, Fort Point), I’m not sure why it took me so long to purposely go in search of them. On my way out of the city last Friday, I […]
Wall mural at Geary and Leavenworth, San Francisco.
Whenever we head over to Clear Lake, our normal route of travel is via Interstate 5 to Williams, then east on Highway 20. But driving home a few years ago I decided to explore a less direct option — Highway 16, which splits off from Highway 20 to wind alongside Bear and Cache creeks and through the Capay Valley before […]
It was around this time last summer that I took a day trip with the Big Guy up to Lake Almanor, with a brief stop in the tiny town of Chester. I shot a few photos, but I was honestly so traumatized at seeing the devastation from the 2021 Dixie Fire that I never shared many of my images. Lately […]