Today I have an image of each of the three missions featured in Wednesday’s post, San Francisco de Asis, San Rafael Arcangel, and San Francisco Solano. Although I’ve never visited them, these three missions have been more interesting to me, partly because they are all in Northern California. These three missions perfectly illustrate the widely varying fortunes of California’s historic […]
When I go hiking and looking for pictures, animals and lovely scenery are usually on the top of my list of things to shoot. But no matter how great my “big” landscape images may come out, I always tend to feel something is missing unless I find that little extra something as well. What it might be varies from trip […]
When I arrived with the Big Guy at the trailhead on Monday morning we were sure the rain would start falling before much longer — but instead the sky seemed to gradually clear. By the time we were headed for home at 3:30 the sky had become blue with only a scattering of clouds.
Hiking along the shoreline at Folsom Lake, especially in the areas that are normally underwater, you never know what sort of fascinating landscape details you might find. I’m always especially curious about what’s inside those dark little caves and whether they’re naturally formed or man made.
Here is a random collection of things that caught my eye over three separate visits to the same area of Folsom Lake, along the North Fork near the Narrows.
I’m sure that one reason I find the North Fork Ditch remnants at Folsom Lake so fascinating is that their history goes all the way back to the mid 1850s. (Ditches were also constructed around the same period along both sides of the South Fork, but I’ve never seen the remains of these.) I’ve shot photos of bits and pieces […]
These days it’s especially tough to find places within walking distance of my house where I can wander without constantly bumping into a parade of other folks. It wasn’t so long ago that the winter months were much quieter, and I could easily find peace and quiet if I just ventured away from the paved bike path. So it was […]
I’ve been sticking pretty close to home lately while still trying to get out of the house for some exercise. It remains a challenge to find local trails empty of other people — but I really need that bit of escape and solitude, even for just a few hours throughout the week.
As I was driving out to Folsom Lake this morning I stopped at a gas station to top up my car’s tank and give the windshield a quick cleaning. It was only after I’d got back on the road that I noticed the service station’s worn-out squeegee had left a bunch of water lines across the glass — my windshield […]