Trophy dogs

Here are a few more of my images from Doggy Day at Denio’s in late April. Nothing will convince me that these dogs do not take this event very seriously — well, most of them, that is! Why else would they be so eager to get a look at their winning trophies, and making sure their beloved masters don’t wind […]

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Doggy Day 2022

It’s been a few years since I was last able to attend the annual Doggy Day dachsund races at Denio’s in Roseville. My last time was back in 2017, and the event has been on hiatus for the past two years. This year’s festivities were actually pushed back from their originally scheduled date of March 19 to April 23. But […]

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A vintage game bird

Recently one of my occasional pastimes has been browsing eBay to see if I can spot any toys or games from my childhood. This game was a Christmas present one year, maybe around the early 1970s; I’m certain my parents had a great time laughing at me as I shook the gift-wrapped box and puzzled over the crazy rattling sounds […]

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A cupful of art, Part 3: van Gogh

Here’s the third in a series of images created using artificial intelligence on the GoArt website. You can find the original photo here. I’ve loved the works of Vincent van Gogh ever since I saw an exhibit of his sunflower paintings at San Francisco’s de Young Museum in April 1973; so naturally I’m partial to the look of this art […]

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A cupful of art, Part 1

A few weeks ago I decided to shoot a few photos like the one above. I was in my kitchen, organizing things on the countertop prior to washing dishes; I happened to turn a glass pot lid upside down atop a coffee mug, and the result pleased me so much that I went for my camera. I wasn’t sure what […]

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Blair Lake

We came across this quiet little lake at Malakoff Diggins State Park, and naturally the Big Guy couldn’t leave without making a few casts! I had time to explore most of the way around the edge of the water while he focused on the fish. Although there were plenty of bass and bluegill to be seen, they turned up their […]

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