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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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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Sweetwater Trail

You may have noticed that over the past few weeks, I’ve spent time with the Big Guy exploring the area around Sweetwater Creek, on the South Fork of Folsom Lake. The State Park access points along Salmon Falls Road have been closed (and remain so as I write this), but it’s still possible to find parking along the road near […]

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