Iron and wood

During our visit in late May this year, extremely gusty winds prevented me from exploring the entire area of the Mendocino Headlands (at one point, the winds caused a local power outage that affected our rental cabin). But the sky was a beautiful blue, and it was impossible to stay away from the gorgeous coastal views. I managed to find […]

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Saturday browsing

It turned out that, for me, today was an excellent day to go out to Denio’s and have a look around. The weather was comfortable, with a pleasant breeze; I found so much cool stuff to photograph — and a huge collection of vintage photos that came home with me. I haven’t started sorting through them yet, but I’m really […]

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Vintage

I’m not sure where or when I found this lighter; it had to be several decades ago. And, not being a smoker, I’ve never used it myself. But for some reason I kept it, intrigued by its curious appearance and wondering what sort of history lay behind its dents, scrapes, and grimy looks. I finally decided to try photographing the […]

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Meet me at the swap meet, Part 3

The quality of merchandise at any swap meet will vary widely, and Denio’s is no exception. As you wander through the many acres of vendors’ stalls you will find brand new items of clothing, toys, tools and hardware, floor coverings, and kitchen items; you’ll also see just as many used items, in conditions ranging from pristine to one step away […]

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