WPC: Friend

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of May 31, 2017. This week, share an image of a friend. According to the San Diego Zoo, “Monkeys also express affection and make peace with others by grooming each other. Although grooming helps monkeys keep their fur clean of dirt, dead skin, and parasites, it also helps them build and […]

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WPC: Security

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of April 5, 2017. Share a photo that depicts your interpretation of “security.” Nothing gets by the Guardians of the Beach. Their eyes are sharp, and their voices are loud — when they spot something they don’t like, they come on the run, yelling at the top of their lungs.  They’re doing […]

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Instant birdbath

Every year at the end of summer, we cover our above-ground swimming pool with two plastic tarps. Today I set out to drain the collected rainwater off the top of the tarps, using a garden hose as a siphon. Having got the water flowing in the right direction, I placed the end of the hose on the ground in a small […]

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Cabela’s, Fort Worth

In September 2015, the new Bass Pro Shops store opened in Rocklin, California — only a short 15- to 20-minute drive from our house. Since the Big Guy is a serious bass fisherman, he had already been a customer; and one of the regular features of our December trips to Texas was always a Christmas Eve visit to Bass Pro […]

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WPC: The Road Taken

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of March 1, 2017. Show us something that surprised or delighted you on “the road taken.” Phoenix Park is only a mile or so down the road from my house; I drive past and always promise to visit but then forget about it until the next time. Since all the rain […]

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Suburban Deer

As I’m sure I have said before, the American River Parkway is an amazing green space in the middle of sprawling urban and suburban development.  To quote from a wonderful little book titled The Lower American River,  Prehistory to Parkway: It preserves a precious open space greenbelt through a largely metropolitan area with a population of more than 1.3 million […]

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WPC: Quest

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of September 23, 2016. What are you in search of? Capture a quest with your camera. Last Friday morning I headed out with The Big Guy to the California Delta to hunt for bass.  He has a very big fishing tournament coming up in a few weeks, and his Quest is to […]

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