Giant Logs Trail

July and August were fairly busy months for me, with the road trip to Texas, a visit to Lake Almanor, then a week in San Francisco, and finally the quick overnight to Tomales while the Big Guy was on his yearly hunting trip. I’ve shot so many photos that I’m still nowhere near finished going through them all. But I […]

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Lincoln Park Steps

I’ve written previously about my recent visit to the golf course in San Francisco’s Lincoln Park; my main purpose in going there had been to locate the Kong Chow Sojourner Tombs. But I was very happy to realize that on this outing I could also cross a second item off my list, the nearby Lincoln Park Steps. The steps themselves […]

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Sign language

Halfway across Arizona, heading east on Interstate 40, I got the brilliant idea to photograph every old, forgotten, or neglected sign I could find along the highway. The newer highway runs more or less parallel to the original Route 66, and I felt sure I could spot some cool-looking signs. Unfortunately, by the time this idea occurred to me, most […]

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Red rocks

As we started out on our road trip across the southwestern US at the end of July, I expected to see a lot of sweltering desert and not much else. So it was a happy surprise to find so much beautiful scenery as we traveled along Highway 40 through Arizona and New Mexico. Of course, there were plenty of flat […]

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Desert colors

Two brief visits to the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona were definitely not enough to take in the entirety of this amazing place, but I’m grateful we were able to stop on our trip homeward to explore what we could. And I managed to tear my eyes away from the landscape long enough to notice some of the wildflowers. […]

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Winsome wildflowers

We are now in the midst of summer, and while the sizzling temperatures have eased — for the moment — every day seems to bring warnings of new wildland fires somewhere in California. Per my weather app, the nearest active fire to me this afternoon is 44 miles away. Yesterday though, the Sac Metro Fire Department responded to two separate […]

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