Along a back road

I always enjoy driving through the small coastal towns along Highway 1 in Sonoma and Mendocino counties; you can often spot weathered old houses and other cool details without even getting out of the car. But on this occasion, a foggy midmorning in September, I had the chance to walk along a back road parallel to the main highway. There […]

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Around the house

One of the best things about doing a vacation rental is checking out the fun little details in and around the house. That might include yard decorations, unusual architecture, or colorful plants and flowers. I’ve gotten into the habit of doing this in every place we stay, and I love it for a few reasons. It helps me keep my […]

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Vintage

I’m not sure where or when I found this lighter; it had to be several decades ago. And, not being a smoker, I’ve never used it myself. But for some reason I kept it, intrigued by its curious appearance and wondering what sort of history lay behind its dents, scrapes, and grimy looks. I finally decided to try photographing the […]

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Memory Monday: Hicks Album, Week 3

I don’t really know anything about the Sacramento Valley Garden Railway group, but building a model railroad in the back yard seems like a wonderful hobby! You may recall seeing The Fairplex Garden Train in an episode of Huell Howser’s Visiting which I featured back in October 2020. Don’t forget to click on the images below for a closer look […]

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Treasures in the sand

Back in mid November I shared some images from our all-too-brief visit to Bowling Ball Beach, a place I would love to spend more time exploring. But even though we were there for less than an hour, I spent nearly the whole time crouching in the sand, admiring the colorful fragments of abalone and other sea shells strewn across one […]

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Seen at Building F

Every time I find myself wandering the grounds of Denio’s market in Roseville, I realize it’s a very good thing that we live in a small house — one that’s already pretty well packed with mementos of our lives. If I had space for even just a few of the cool items I see for sale during the weekends, I […]

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