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The big picture

The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Graffiti and Murals. “This ceramic mural, measuring 16 ft. by 40 ft., towers over the entrance to the Radio City Building above the main entrance marquee. It was designed by artist C. J. Fitzgerald [in 1942] to represent the radio industry, and contains 126 different colors of tiles” — from […]

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Morning meetup

During my hikes around Lake Natoma, I frequently hear the sounds of scurrying in the weeds or catch a quick glimpse out of the corner of my eye as some critter scuttles away from the top of a nearby rock or log. This morning, though, I came around a corner of the trail and locked eyes with this gorgeous Western […]

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Mexico Monday redux, Week 4

We met so many wonderful people as we traveled through Mexico; I’m sad that I can recall so few details about them, like the folks in this week’s images. I do still have some memories, though — like staying at the Chacons’ lovely house in Mexico City. Their front door was unlike any I had ever seen before. It was […]

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Fast or slow?

I’m a sucker for waterfalls — even a little tiny one in the water feature of a neighbor’s landscaped yard. Something about the sound of cascading water can make me pause on my way home from a 4-mile hike and stand sweating in the sunshine long enough to play around with my camera settings. And since I can’t decide which […]

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