Poppy days

There’s something irresistible about the California golden poppy — I really love this time of year when they start blooming all along the bike trail and by the side of the roads. I found this specimen yesterday afternoon when the clouds rolled in, bringing rain and a thunderstorm. I went back today and found that same poppy with its petals […]

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The Great Highway, revisited

When I was in San Francisco last August, one destination firmly on my itinerary was Ocean Beach, the Cliff House, and the Great Highway. I was drawn there after reexamining my family slides from 1956 — which I shared back in Memory Monday weeks 8 and 9 — including images of my grandfather and my aunt walking along Ocean Beach […]

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