of; there are neighbors nearby who have been without power for nearly seven days now, thanks to broken power poles still waiting to be repaired. Thus far (knock wood) we’ve only lost power one time, for a few hours in the middle of the night. Our county parks are temporarily closed due to the high river levels and storm damage. […]
Tomales, August 2022.
The Central Coast of California (as well as the rest of the state) has been getting pounded recently by a series of storms — bringing powerful ocean waves, torrents of rain causing flooding, and strong gusts of wind that are knocking trees over and causing extended power outages. Right now is definitely not a good time to visit the coast, […]
Details from the historic house in Point Arena where we spent a week in November 2022.
I had every intention of taking part in the local First Day Hike scheduled for 8 A.M. last Sunday morning. The weather was cooperative; stormy New Year’s Eve gave way to a sunny, if chilly, New Year’s Day. I had managed to beat back a minor head cold, and the Big Guy was up early, heading out to Folsom Lake […]
I’ve never been to Ferndale but seeing the cows grazing happily in the fields and the first glimpse of the town’s main street at the beginning of this one-hour episode, I was strongly reminded of Mendocino County and the villages of Point Arena and Fort Bragg. Of course Ferndale is famous for its historic buildings — and you may recall […]
Our final stop within the Petrified Forest National Park was at the Giant Logs Trail; I’ve shared some of my photos from this spot previously, but I shot all these with my phone. We arrived around 12 noon local time — although keeping track of time on this trip got a little confusing, especially since the park doesn’t observe Daylight […]
When I discovered this stack of photo albums at the flea market in Roseville, it took only a quick peek inside to tell me the original owner had a few things in common with the Big Guy. Not only did he enjoy spending time in the outdoors, but his car collection looked strikingly familiar to me! From the black mid […]
On the final day of 2022, I’m looking at some more images from our recent stay in Texas. It did get pretty cold, but the Dallas-Fort Worth area only caught the tailing edge of the winter storm that caused so much misery in the eastern U. S. We had ice but no snow; and by the time we caught our […]