One of my favorite trails through the state park runs parallel to (and just a stone’s throw from) very busy Greenback Lane; and yet if I can get out early enough it can be a great place to snack on juicy blackberries, listen to all sorts of bird songs, encounter some Valley Quail, or maybe even spot a blacktail buck. […]
This small corner of the Botanical Garden in San Francisco is so peaceful and beautiful, you might be tempted to stop here and go no further! This was my first stop after entering through the Friend Gate on Martin Luther King Jr Drive, and I felt a bit like I had stumbled back into the Japanese Tea Garden.
Thus far this year I’ve been doing an extremely poor job at getting outside and shooting — well, anything at all. I suppose it was probably similar in January 2019, but lately I just have the strong desire to burrow into a nice warm bed and stay there until spring! To help remind myself (and you, as well) that warm […]
Huell manages to pack quite a lot into this 30-minute episode of California’s Gold from 2007. I especially enjoyed his visit to the Foresthill Bridge, not too far down the road from where I live. The nonexistent Auburn Dam is still a hot topic of debate, even decades after construction was stopped. Around the time that this episode first aired, […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Spring Scenes.
I previously shared these images back in January 2018. The slides are all stamped May 1971, and as I mentioned in my earlier post it still fascinates me how much Sacramento’s airport has grown and changed over the past few decades. This must have been one of my first visits to the fairly new Sacramento Metropolitan Airport (as it was […]
These days there are so many wild turkeys wandering around the area that I’m not really surprised when a gang of them turn up in my front yard. They periodically cruise through my neighborhood looking for things to eat; and while I’m never very surprised, I still find it a great excuse to grab my camera and try to get […]