Orangevale Avenue Bridge

This historic bridge is within walking distance of my house.  It’s not exactly famous, nor is it part of a major thoroughfare. It was built over Gold Creek in 1915, with a length of 160 feet, and was apparently designed to last for roughly 50 years.  These photos, unless otherwise noted, were shot in January 2005, when the bridge was […]

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Storm damages

I’m going to blame our recent series of storms for the fact I haven’t been venturing out for my usual morning hikes lately.  So I haven’t yet had a first-hand view of the big rock and mud slide that closed the bike trail near Negro Bar four days ago.  (Yesterday the Big Guy reported the trail was still completely blocked.) It wasn’t […]

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Memory Monday, Week 10

Each week, I’ve been trying to group the images together in ways that make sense, but the current slide carousel is completely mixed up, chronologically speaking — I’m not sure if there was a reason.  So I’ve decided to finish up the current wheel (and the 1950s) by sorting the remaining slides into two categories: Places (this week) and People (next week). […]

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Roanoke, Texas

I’ve never had opportunity to seriously explore the numerous small towns north of Fort Worth during our Christmas visits, but I’ve seen just enough to know I’d like to see more. In past years, we’ve enjoyed the food and the historical decor at Reno Red’s, though I’ve never actually seen the place in daylight. Even in the edges of suburbia, […]

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Big and Small

The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Big and Small. You can have big and small objects in the same photo.  Or you can have at least one photo of a very large item and one photo of a very small item in your photo.  What I am looking for is great contrast. Big:  The scow schooner Alma, built in 1891, docked at Hyde Street […]

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Summing up: 2016 in review

This is my very first year-end retrospective post! 2016 was the first year I began taking my blogging more seriously, posting on a regular basis with more scheduled posts. I’ve still got plenty to learn as I go forward, but I think I’m off to a promising start. And much thanks goes to you, my fellow bloggers and readers, for […]

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