I took these pictures on January 1, 2008, when the water level at Folsom Lake was low. The communities of Mormon Island and Richmond Hill, on the South Fork of the American River, were inundated after the construction of Folsom Dam in the 1950s, but fragments of these historic sites still linger.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Blue.
Normally on our coastal trips, we opt to stay in a mid-priced motel. But this time we decided to splurge a bit and try something different — we rented a house! Aside from a few minor issues (it took us a few tries to open the lockbox holding the key to the front door), the place was very cool, and […]
We had seen the sign indicating Stump Beach plenty of times before, but on this trip we stopped to check it out. Once down on the beach, the Big Guy headed south along the cliffs to find a good fishing spot; I lingered on the beach for a few minutes before following him. Besides spotting a trio of harbor seals […]
A while ago I posted about the Apartment trail at the north end of the Orangevale Palisades. On the southern end of the bluffs is another trail that takes us down to Lake Natoma at Mississippi Bar. We’ve come to call this path the Snake trail because of the small rattlesnake we encountered there one summer day, many years ago. […]
I don’t post much about knitting these days, although when I first started my blog that was one of my main topics. I’m making an exception today. Noro Silk Garden is known as a “rustic” yarn. It’s made of a combo of wool, silk and mohair, and a lot of people don’t care for it because it feels a bit […]
October 1996 — Penstock Bridge, Wenatchee River (I’ve shared some of these images before, but this time I scanned them, and I’m much happier with their quality now.) This was not my first visit to the Wenatchee River outside Leavenworth, but on this trip I had come with my mom on a somewhat epic train journey, and it was my […]