Cat napping, Part 3

Last December I got some pretty nice shots of some Sumatran tigers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. They live in a fairly large, almost jungle-like enclosure but have to put up with great numbers of humans gawking at them every day as they lurk and pace: The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary is much smaller; the animals’ quarters are well […]

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WPC: Heritage

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of May 17, 2017. This week, share a photo that channels a living tradition, whether it’s your own or someone else’s. Out of all the fascinating objects I’ve seen at the Roseville flea market this spring, I’m always especially drawn to those that remind me of items my family bought on […]

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Memory Monday, Week 26

Back in December of 1992, I took a road trip with the Big Guy and his parents from Northern California through Nevada and Idaho to Missoula, Montana, to spend Christmas with my sister-in-law. We traveled in a rented minivan (crammed full of presents and trip supplies), and it took us two full days to reach our destination. Of course, now I wish I […]

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Maglia Rosa

I’m not sure if this plant is a wild onion, but it’s very abundant right now in the areas where I’ve been hiking, near Negro Bar State Park. It likes the sun and so is a little difficult to photograph, but I think the colors come across well here. I chose the name Maglia Rosa in honor of the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia, which started last weekend and runs until May 28. I haven’t been able to watch the race on TV — although I’m cheering for my perennial favorite (see what I did there?), Frenchman Thibaut Pinot. He may not get a chance to wear the Maglia Rosa (the pink leader’s jersey) this year, but hope, like wildflowers, springs eternal.

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