The San Francisco Botanical Garden is such a big place, and so overwhelming in its beauty, that having a map in hand as you explore is a good idea. When I visited in August 2016, I wanted to find the Redwood Grove; I had seen a sign pointing me in the right direction, but it’s easy to get distracted when […]
Back in the middle of last November I published a post about gold dredgers in Yuba County — but it wasn’t too many decades past that we had dredgers operating on the lower American River, including the area of what is now Lake Natoma. Along the river’s course, anywhere you find heaping piles of rounded cobble laid out in long […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Summer Scenes.
Thus far this year I’ve been doing an extremely poor job at getting outside and shooting — well, anything at all. I suppose it was probably similar in January 2019, but lately I just have the strong desire to burrow into a nice warm bed and stay there until spring! To help remind myself (and you, as well) that warm […]
A few more shots from the First Day Hike at Lake Natoma this year.
It’s been awhile since I hiked up to Slate Bar, but a warmish day in January (I actually wore shorts) seemed like the perfect time to go back. I was able to get off the paved bike trail and away from the seemingly endless stream of walkers and cyclists, at least for a little while. “This bar was located just […]