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The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Lines. I shot these photos at the Lakeport Historic Courthouse Museum last May. It really wasn’t all that long ago that a similar setup to this switchboard was state of the art in telephone communications! The operator controlled the lines and connected people to the numbers they wanted to reach. […]

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Bewick’s Wren

When I heard a small critter scuttling around inside this dead log at Negro Bar State Park, I just assumed it was a squirrel. But instead, out popped this busy little Bewick’s Wren. Luckily, it paused in its labors just long enough for me to shoot a few pictures. Nimble and acrobatic, Bewick’s Wrens often hang upside down as they […]

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Memory Monday slides redux, Week 20

Scenes from Grandma’s house, 1957 — I may have mentioned a few times before that many of the old family pictures, arranged within a number of slide carousels, are not actually in chronological order. When the slides themselves aren’t labeled, sometimes it’s hard to tell how to group them together in a way that makes sense to me now. This […]

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This and that

Sometimes on my local hikes I don’t come across anything really exciting to shoot; so instead I look for small details or odd little things that catch my eye. It might be an unexpected message or something accidentally left behind — or even a colorful rock that I’ve probably trod on hundreds of times without ever noticing before.

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Confluence and the Buddha at John C. Fremont Park

“Confluence,” two large-scale sculptures as a tribute to 19th century explorer and mapmaker, John C. Fremont. Each sculpture is over 96″ high x 40″ circumference and weighs 2,000 pounds. Clay and specialty cement plus found objects cover the surface, showcasing the natural and cultural resources of the Sacramento region, from Fremont’s time to our time. This is a buddha that […]

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