I shared some photos a couple of days ago showing the view from up on the ridge above Folsom Lake as seen on the last day of March — but I forgot to include the three pictures I shot with my phone. I also managed to forget about my earlier visit to the same spot on March 14. So here […]
If I have a free day in the spring, it’s hard for me to resist going out to Folsom Lake — and this is one of my favorite spots this time of year. Yes, I sometimes run into a few people, many of them on mountain bikes. But that’s okay, we can co-exist! And really, the views up here are […]
One final look inside the Gladding McBean factory during Feats of Clay XXIII, March 2010.
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.
For 24 years, the juried international ceramics art show known as Feats of Clay arrived every March inside the Gladding McBean terra cotta factory in Lincoln, California. Things changed in 2012, however; the event disappeared, and when it returned in 2013, it had a new organizer, a new location, and a new name: America’s ClayFest. For 2022, the month-long art […]
I was able to get extremely close to the fire apparatus in the Angels Camp Museum both last summer and in September 2018; by contrast, on my visit to Auburn’s historic red-and-white-striped firehouse, I found everything locked up tight. I shot my photos of the horseless carriage through the windows. Finally, a wire screen protected the entrance to the old […]
Last night I finally caught up on recording one of my four photo log books — one for each camera — which are the best way I’ve found to keep track of my photos and where/when I used them on the blog. Unfortunately, I still have a long way to go with the other three, having neglected to write anything […]
My plans to head back out to Folsom Lake during our somewhat warmer weather keep getting postponed for one reason or another. Last week the Big Guy was talking about returning to Sterling Pointe — but we both decided we weren’t quite ready to tackle that big climb back up to the parking lot and needed to get into better […]