The smoky conditions continue — our Air Quality Index (AQI) at 5 p.m. is 175, and the smell of smoke is everywhere. The almanac reports sunset today is at 4:52 p.m. — but the sun was already disappearing behind a thick bank of smog at four o’clock.
I posted about this creek back in late 2016; at the time I had searched in vain trying to identify its name and finally dubbed it “Unnamed Creek.” Now I’ve discovered this is part of the same creek that flows along the Hinkle Creek Trail. Hinkle Creek Culvert – Contractors are in the process of repairing a culvert that washed out […]
I took another hike through the rock slide area on the bike trail today — I really do try to stay away, but there’s something really fascinating in the destruction. After more than a year, there is still no definite date for the trail to reopen; progress seems bogged down by environmental reviews, safety considerations, financial responsibility and other bureaucratic […]
As I walked down 7th Street in Sacramento, headed for the nearest Light Rail stop, my eye was caught by the vibrant colors on this building. The wall is only a small part of the former Hotel Marshall (opened in 1911 as the Hotel Clayton). Downtown Sacramento is changing — some of its older buildings are being demolished to make […]
During the 1960s, every road trip I took with my family down Interstate 80 toward San Francisco was highlighted by a few familiar landmarks. One of these was the old “Mothball Fleet” anchored in Suisun Bay. At the time I didn’t really understand the significance of these ships, but I was always impressed by their bulky outlines far away across […]
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of June 28, 2017. For this week’s photo challenge, share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time. I stumbled upon this construction site behind the Folsom Zoo a couple of weeks ago and was mystified. It seemed to be the beginnings of a bridge to nowhere in […]
The weather has been warmer for a couple of days, which should be good news — but my morning hike was overshadowed by sadness this morning. Apparently a 13- or 14-year-old boy, out enjoying the warm weather on Sunday evening, jumped off one of the rocks into Lake Natoma below the Rainbow Bridge (seen above) and never resurfaced. The water is very […]