My walking stick

It’s a very odd feeling to look down in the dirt and spot a long yellow weed casually making its way across your path. As soon as I realized I was looking at a stick insect (Phasmatodea), I knelt down with my camera. Unfortunately, this was the best I could do, since he had no interest whatsoever in posing for […]

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Zittel Farms

Here is another small local gem I’ve been overlooking for far too long. Zittel Farms in Folsom offers fresh produce, a pumpkin patch, educational tours for school children, and even Christmas trees in season. When I walk past the property early in the mornings there’s not much going on, but it still makes a very nice break from shopping centers and […]

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Motoring through life

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Things With Motors for House or Garage. Anything that has a motor or engine is fair game this week.  See how creative you can get on this challenge.  Have fun with this challenge. Over the years we’ve had a long succession of motorized machines of many kinds pass in and […]

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A forgotten rose

My very elderly neighbor’s house has been standing vacant for a few years now, although her son comes by regularly to mow the lawn and keep an eye on things. Today, after yet another heavy rainstorm blew through, I happened to go out to my backyard and noticed a bright spot of color from behind the fence. For some reason, […]

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