Storm Damage revisited

It’s now been six months since rock slides closed the popular section of the American River Bike Trail just south of Negro Bar, and there’s still no firm date on when it might reopen. I first wrote about the closure just a few days after the slides happened […]

WPC: Unusual

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of July 19, 2017. For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way. This theme is wide […]

At Folsom Lake Crossing

Construction on Folsom Dam began in 1948, and the dam went into operation in 1956. Even now, additions and improvements are being made, like the new spillway, set for completion by the end of this year. Alongside the dam lies the Folsom Lake Crossing; this new bridge first […]

Gearing up for a challenge

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Gears and Engines. This series I call Odd Twists meaning we are looking for the bizarre and the common things we don’t always take photos of.  This week the topic is Gears and Engines.  Cars and the gears of a clock are […]

Memory Monday, Week 35

July 1986 — Camping and fishing at Prosser Lake. Prosser Creek Reservoir, near the California-Nevada state line, was one of the first places The Big Guy took me camping. It was a roughly 2-hour drive from our house east on Interstate 80 in my 1970 VW Bug; we […]

Dutch goes the Photo!

Focus Hocus Pocus

NorCal Zen

Northern California. Organic Gardening. Mindfulness. Horses. German Shepherds. Hiking. Photography

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World

Rantings Of A Third Kind

The Blog about everything and nothing and it's all done in the best possible taste!

The Geeky Gaeilgeoir

Musings on, and sometimes in, the Irish language

Street Photography

Straßenfotografie • Beobachtungen am Wegesrand


If you don't look around once in a while, you might miss it - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

What's (in) the Picture?

Chris Breebaart Photography - finding stories

Salle de Shoot - Photographie

Dealer d'histoires photographiques

The NorCal Hiker

Exploring California, one trail at a time

An Appetite For Beauty

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,'—that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

Alois Absenger


Christine J Randall

writing fantasy for your entertainment

The Photographer Smiled...

... when she finally got the picture

Parkway Blog

An American River Parkway Preservation Society Weblog

Daily Feline Wisdom

Wise cats help you be more like them

phppi street photography

In this blog I will cover all your questions on street photography and cityscape photography

The Shower of Blessings

Giving and Receiving Blessings

Back Garden Moths

Photographing and Recording The Moths of A Staffordshire Garden


Hiking. Photos. MYOG. Ultralight Gear. Thoughts. Out in the woods.

Footloose Forever

Travel Diary of A Wandering Mind

The Way I Am

Live everyday as if it was your last

All images © I-Shan Lin

Friendly Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales and Poetry Celebrating Magic and Nature for Kids of all Ages


Decades of her words.

Sauce Box

Never get lost in the Sauce


Spinnos Emmanuil

Laidback Gardener

Welcome to Larry Hodgson’s world

Joshi Daniel Photography

Images of People Photoblog

Third Time Lucky! I conquered Wordpress...


A painter's diary of life in the rugged North West of Ireland

Living on Vancouver Island

my photographs of life on this beautiful island

Pete Hillman's Nature Photography

Photographing the beauty and wonder of Staffordshire wildlife and more