Memory Monday: Hicks Album, Week 17

Although our photographer certainly enjoyed outings to places like the Gold Country, the San Joaquin Delta, and Gladding McBean in Lincoln, it’s very clear she also spent plenty of time tending to her beautiful home garden. As a person who has never been bitten by the gardening bug (although every other sort of bug seems to zero in on me), […]

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Memory Monday: Hicks Album, Week 15

It’s starting to look and feel more like spring again here, so these spring backyard blooms from the photo album are a perfect fit! In fact, most of the remaining pages are dedicated to colorful flowers, and I’ll do my best to identify them — but no guarantees that I’ll get them right. I believe most of the pinks this […]

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Memory Monday: Hicks Album, Week 13

Spring may have arrived, but it doesn’t look too much like spring when I look out my window this morning! We’ve got a winter-type storm moving through, with gusty winds, gray skies, and cold rain. To be honest, I’m enjoying the break from the record high temps we had at the end of last week — especially since I’ve been […]

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Memory Monday: Hicks Album, Week 12

Easter is coming up very quickly now (a week from next Sunday, by the Western calendar) and the holiday means a lot of different things to different people. This week’s photos celebrate the rather more commercial side of things — but also a natural side: Springtime, with the earth coming back to life after a long winter’s sleep. I’ve tried […]

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Memory Monday: Hicks Album, Week 9

The Gladding McBean company has a long and fascinating history. Over many decades of the factory’s existence, their artists have created miles of clay sewer pipe, tons of decorative tableware, and countless pieces of architectural ornamentation in terra cotta. To walk through the factory even today is to discover bits and pieces of history lying about in every room.

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