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In the pines

The trees along California’s north coast are beautiful… but you don’t normally find too many fish hiding in them. We were actually looking for access to the shore, which in this area means a rocky point where it’s relatively safe to stand, or maybe a small beach we might be able to climb down to without breaking our necks. There are […]

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Memory Monday, Week 58

1971 — These will be my last bunch of regular family slides before returning to Mexico Monday next week, and they include some views from around the charming coastal town of Fort Bragg, California — not to be confused with Fort Bragg in North Carolina, although both carry the name of Confederate General Braxton Bragg. California’s Fort Bragg, in beautiful […]

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House of sand and fog

Whenever we travel to the coast, while I’m hunting for good photography subjects the Big Guy searches for the perfect fishing spot. Luckily, our goals usually mesh pretty well. During our Christmas week trip to the area around Salt Point State Park, each of us had our disappointments but in the end were rewarded for not giving up. I had […]

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Here’s that rainy (or cloudy) day

Unlike the East Coast of the US, this week in California we’ve had sun, clouds, and a little bit of rain — actually very mild weather for January. I’m always a little happy to see grey weather since it’s better for photography — and these flowers are a good example of that. My neighbor’s pink and yellow/orange roses are completely irresistible, […]

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Free lemons

To the generous neighbor who left this by the sidewalk where I walk the dog — thank you! I’m sure your lemon trees are probably providing you with more citrus than you know what to do with, and I might have taken more than just one if I hadn’t had my hands full already. I spent the rest of my […]

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