Last Wednesday I featured an episode of California’s Gold that included a short segment on abalone diving in Northern California; it was only after I’d completed the post that I realized there was an entire half-hour episode from 1999 on the same topic, delving deeper into the history of abalone and its role in California culture. It’s packed with great […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Anything Man Made.
The black bears at Folsom Zoo Sanctuary seem pretty mellow — although I wouldn’t want to find myself inside their enclosure. On the other hand, this cat has made herself at home in the bear enclosure, and the bears don’t seem to mind her presence at all. I was visiting during the noontime feeding so I got to watch the […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Letter Q – Simply needs to have the letter Q. Let’s see how creative you can we can be on this challenge. Have fun with this week’s challenge. Vaquero room at Sutter’s Fort, Sacramento: Examples of quartzite found near Lake Natoma:
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Needs to have the letter O anywhere in the word. All my images for today’s challenge are from my archives, except for the goose, which was taken on my walk yesterday morning. Let’s see how creative you can we can be on this challenge. Have fun with this week’s challenge.
All I have to do is dump a bag of whole peanuts under the trees in my yard, and customers start coming out of the woodwork.
Here is another small local gem I’ve been overlooking for far too long. Zittel Farms in Folsom offers fresh produce, a pumpkin patch, educational tours for school children, and even Christmas trees in season. When I walk past the property early in the mornings there’s not much going on, but it still makes a very nice break from shopping centers and […]
I didn’t make it out to the Roseville flea market today as planned, but I still hope to go tomorrow. Besides produce of every description and all the other fascinating items on sale, there’s the fun atmosphere, plenty of exercise walking the grounds, and the irresistible aroma of fresh roasted peanuts! So until I can get back to the auction, here’s a […]
Huell visits the Watts Towers, built by an Italian hand, the Watts Towers have been designated a national landmark, and its adjacent Arts Center where children carry on the artistic tradition and create their own masterpieces. Then travel to the “City by the Bay,” to discover what lies behind their obsession with sourdough bread and watch how the bread is made. […]