Up the mountain trail

I hiked up Mt Konocti alone, and I’ll admit there were a few moments when I wondered if I’d made a big mistake. It wasn’t that the trail was rough — but the climb was unrelenting, and I had to stop several times just to get my breath back. And then there was the pain in my left knee; it […]

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Along Main

Despite its name, Main Avenue is not the main street of Orangevale. It was actually named after a water line (as was another local street, Central). Main is roughly three miles long, a busy two-lane road with a high school and two elementary schools nearby; but these days Main is more of a back road than a major thoroughfare. I […]

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Suburban spice

Living in the suburbs often seems a bit dull, especially compared to life in a large city. Endless rows of well-tended lawns and gaping garage doors don’t seem to offer much to point my camera at. But if I keep my eyes open and look very carefully, here and there I might spot something that adds a bit of spice […]

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