The region of Patagonia lies at the southern tip of South America and includes portions of Argentina and Chile. The southern Andes mountain range is only one part of a varied landscape which is home to a huge variety of birds and wildlife. I know very little about this part of the world, but it’s clear from the photos and […]
A modern adobe structure offers a bit of shade near the Agate Bridge, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.
As promised, this week I’m continuing the trip through South America as depicted in my flea market photo album. The album contains over 100 images, split between colorful postcards and personal photos. In going through all these pictures, I’m already learning quite a lot — and also wondering I was never taught much about South America in school. While I’m […]
During my lifetime, I’ve spent an awful lot of time in the passenger seats of cars. One of the best things about not driving is that you get to enjoy the scenery; but not being in control of the vehicle means I can’t pull over to the side of the road whenever I see something I like. I’m still working […]
Okay, our Airbnb wasn’t actually a mansion; but the tranquil beauty of the spot, so near the ocean yet sheltered by redwoods, made for a wonderful haven that I think I’d prefer to any ostentatious estate.
I don’t think I’ve ever visited the town of Volcano, but it does seem that it would be ideally located as a base for exploring this part of historic Amador County. It’s reasonably close to both Indian Grinding Rock SHP and Black Chasm Cavern, which has been on my bucket list for quite awhile now. For many years, visitors searching […]
This post was originally published as Memory Monday, Week 81, in August 2018. This week I’m wrapping up my series of Korean War photos; I know a lot of you have been enjoying it, and I very much appreciate all your likes and shares. I think my final group of photos really encapsulates what my dad’s experience at Johnson Air Base was like. As before, I’ve put double quotes around any explanatory notes written on the back of the photos.
When I spent a week in San Francisco at the end of August, one of my original plans was to take a tour of the Maritime Museum near Hyde Street Pier. For various reasons, that plan didn’t work out; so as a sort of consolation I decided to check out this episode of Visiting from the mid 1990s in which […]
I don’t think I could enjoy living in a bustling place like San Francisco for very long, but I do love visiting the city because everywhere I turn I find things I never get to see at home in the suburbs. It’s such a different environment with so much to explore that even the more familiar scenes shine in their […]