The Adventure Continues… Wawona

Huell discovers what it was like to visit Yosemite, including the historic Wawona Hotel, in the 19th & early 20th centuries. Yosemite National Park has seen quite a lot of changes over the years since its creation in 1864.  Most recently, the historic Wawona Hotel in the southern portion of the park changed hands and — ever since March 2016 […]

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On the art of stacking rocks

Recently one of my fellow bloggers, MickETalbot, shared an image on his blog of one rock perched precariously atop another and this comment: Apart from my family I don’t personally know of anybody else who plays at rock balancing. None of them, or myself, have managed 3 high, still trying though. I live near and hike a lot in areas with […]

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Suburban Deer

As I’m sure I have said before, the American River Parkway is an amazing green space in the middle of sprawling urban and suburban development.  To quote from a wonderful little book titled The Lower American River,  Prehistory to Parkway: It preserves a precious open space greenbelt through a largely metropolitan area with a population of more than 1.3 million […]

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Cruisin’ in the Delta

I’ve already posted about the day I spent in the Delta on a boat looking for bass — my response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, Quest, is here, and there are plenty of other Quests to be found here. But it occurred to me that riding in a bass boat, capable of traveling upwards of 50 miles per hour over the water, is something that a lot of people probably haven’t done.  I thought it might be fun to try and share the experience, or at least some of it. I don’t have a GoPro camera, just my phone.  And trust me, I was hanging onto it for dear life!  I hope you enjoy the video.

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WPC: Quest

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of September 23, 2016. What are you in search of? Capture a quest with your camera. Last Friday morning I headed out with The Big Guy to the California Delta to hunt for bass.  He has a very big fishing tournament coming up in a few weeks, and his Quest is to […]

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The Color Purple

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week is Purples. This week the color is purples.  Any shade of purple is allowed in this challenge.  So show me your new photos of purple or some of your old favorite photos which are purple.  Have tons of fun with this challenge this week.

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In the Garden of Fragrance

I had already spent most of afternoon wandering through the San Francisco Botanical Garden, taking pictures of nearly everything I saw.  When I noticed the sign saying ‘Garden of Fragrance,’ I was tempted to pass it by — “Oh, it’s just a bunch of flowers.” Don’t get me wrong!  I like flowers, and I can even tell you the names of a […]

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