I can’t tell you the names of most of the flowers I saw during my recent trip to the coast; but I appreciated seeing their bright colors even more than usual, thanks to the smoke and fog hiding the sun every day.
I’ve never felt much enthusiasm for pears, but after watching this episode of California’s Gold I may have to give them another try. Unfortunately, this year’s Pear Fair was cancelled; but the date for next year’s event is already set. I also like knowing that such great produce (my favorite is Delta asparagus!) is being grown so close to where […]
The skies were grey with fog — with some smoke added in — but the day was still beautiful and the ocean views breathtaking. We started a short way up the coast from Stump Beach and hiked north along the cliff edge as far as Chinese Gulch, giving up when the trail became too overgrown to continue. These are just […]
I’ve posted plenty of images from our various trips to the coast (sometimes more than once), but here’s one trip I seem to have overlooked. It dates back to 1993, in the period not long after we had lost our first pitbull, Phoebe. I suspect one reason for this particular trip was to try to console ourselves, not to mention […]
Doran Regional Park on the south end of Bodega Bay has long been a regular stop on our trips to the coast; when the tide is out we can usually gather plenty of ghost shrimp to use as bait for perch, rockfish, and cabezon. Of course, we humans aren’t the only ones attracted to this quiet shoreline. We joined a […]
Wildfires up and down the West Coast of the US have turned our skies grey and made the sun appear as a bright red ball in the heavens; but it wasn’t until last Tuesday that we began to see the atmosphere transforming to a post-apocalyptic orange. Even after the effect seemed to ease, photos shot with my Canon and Fujifilm […]
Are you looking for a creative pastime with a long and fascinating history behind it? If you’re skilled at woodworking and gluing and you have good eyesight and plenty of patience and determination, building ships in a bottle just might be for you! I don’t think I would be able to sit still long enough to get all those tiny […]
I confess that not all this week’s images are from Mexico, so it’s a bit of a mixture of Mexico Monday and Memory Monday — but they are the last of the slides grouped together in small boxes, so I present them here today. I’ll start off with pictures from a holiday trip I took with my mom and dad […]
In my post yesterday I highlighted the areas closer to the lake level along Beek’s Bight at Folsom Lake; today, I’m exploring the trails higher up. Some of these tracks are popular mountain bike routes as you might notice by the tire tracks in the mud. I shot most of these pictures this past January.