Viewfinder: A Walk Through Time

I’ve visited the area around Clear Lake, California, quite a number of times over the past several years, and on so many of those trips I dearly wished I had the time to stop and explore Anderson Marsh State Park. This past May I finally managed to get there — in fact, I spent a couple of very enjoyable mornings […]

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Lines

The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Lines. I shot these photos at the Lakeport Historic Courthouse Museum last May. It really wasn’t all that long ago that a similar setup to this switchboard was state of the art in telephone communications! The operator controlled the lines and connected people to the numbers they wanted to reach. […]

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Bird in the window

I’m not sure why I haven’t shared these before; maybe it’s because I took them with my phone rather than my regular camera. This red-winged blackbird showed up in the window of my in-laws’ cottage at Clearlake, back in May. We tried to figure out what he was up to — puffing himself up and preening for several minutes, then […]

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Silent witness

I only noticed this rather sad sight as I was about to leave Anderson Ranch SHP after my hike to the ridge and back. When I had arrived in the morning, the park’s gate wasn’t yet open, so I left my car along the side of nearby Anderson Ranch Parkway. At the end of this short street sits the Lake […]

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