I’ve been at the coast with the Big Guy for a few days, with limited internet access and no phone service at all. Although I’ll soon have loads of new photos to share, this one — taken by the side of Highway 1 near Salt Point — will have to serve as a bit of a teaser. I can hardly wait to share the rest!
March 1957 — The last leg of the trip, through Iowa, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada. I’ll be back in 2018 with more memories. Happy Holidays!
On this mostly grey and chilly Christmas Eve, I spent my afternoon drinking mugs of hot tea and rewatching a collection of videos from my favorite childhood Christmas specials — Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the 1966 animated version with Boris Karloff). I finished off by watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” because I’ve always adored the Peanuts characters created by Charles Schulz, and the accompanying music by Vince Guaraldi never fails to make me smile. As much as I enjoyed reliving my childhood memories with the other three Christmas specials, this is the one that captures the true spirit of the season best for me. Maybe you’ll enjoy watching it too. https://dailymotion.com/video/x2cgz0g
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week. Remember you can always crop a circle get some of these shapes. Let’s see how creative you can get.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of December 19, 2017 To celebrate the end of the year, share the most meaningful photo you’ve taken in 2017. The photos that are the most special to me this year are shots of local wildlife that I never would have been able to capture without my new Canon’s zoom lens. […]
Long ago I wrote a short essay for a college English class in which I included a few details about the raising of the Sacramento streets during the 1860s. I’m fairly sure I’d heard the story from a tour guide at the historic Governor’s Mansion, but because I couldn’t cite a primary source for the information my instructor seemed to […]
Even though these flowers have clearly passed their peak of beauty, I still find them irresistible.