I chose to feature this Classic episode of California’s Gold, first aired in 1992, because I recently saw an Instagram post by California State Parks highlighting the town of Allensworth as part of Black History Month. One thing that struck me during this episode was the number of people who said they had only recently learned of Col. Allensworth and […]
One great thing about getting my photo files at least partially organized is finding images that I had forgotten about — even ones shot as recently as last summer. Today, with the sun shining in a bright clear sky and a cold north wind gusting, looking back through pictures of the wide variety of plant life gathered into just one […]
I’m not sure I need another gimmicky sounding series, so maybe I shouldn’t refer to this as “Throwback Thursday.” Still, in looking through my many years’ worth of pictures stored on Google, I realized there are a lot of fairly decent images I’ve not shared here before, or else I blogged them so long ago they’re not in my WordPress library. So I figured maybe this could be a good place to give those photos another airing. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I am. A few of the places in these photos may look familiar, as they are spots I’ve returned to repeatedly over the years. Caples Lake is a perfect example. My first blog post featuring images from my hikes along the shore of this high mountain lake was in June 2017; but I believe the first time the Big Guy took me there was in May 2004. I was using my beloved 5.0 megapixel Nikon Coolpix E5700, my first non- point-and-shoot camera, and while I still had much to learn about taking quality pictures (and still do!) I think these shots give a pretty good idea of the lake’s beautiful surroundings. I’ve tried several times over the years to shoot this waterfall along the trail, and I’m never fully satisfied with my results. In the spring of 2004, sunlight reflected off the snow complicated things for me.
I swear I’m not trying to drop any hints, but since Valentine’s Day is coming up next Monday (yes, that soon!) I thought today would be a good time to feature this Classic episode of California’s Gold. Although the historic Polk Street location is no longer a See’s Candy store, you can still find three retail outlets within San Francisco. […]
Today I’ve got a whole lot of fascinating California history for you! In this episode of California’s Gold, originally aired in 2000, Huell introduces us to two of the state’s most colorful 19th century characters. They may be mostly forgotten these days, but their stories are a very real part of our state’s past. Like other states, the hierarchy of […]
More phone images from my trip to Muir Woods National Monument in September 2021.
This Classic episode of California’s Gold, first aired in 1995, may be titled Olives and Berries; but after watching it I would say it’s really the story of two very different family-run businesses, both of which have been incredibly successful and long-lasting. I was drawn to the story of the olives because at one time, during the late 19th and […]
A view from outside the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, August 2016.
The thundering surf is always eating away at the rocky shore, and the Mendocino coast is a perfect place to see the effects of this neverending erosion.