This week I have slides from winter and summer, in two very different locations. First up, January 1981, when I took a quick trip with my mom and dad up to Post Falls, Idaho. We went to visit my grandpa; and although we only stayed for a couple of days, the whole journey was something of an adventure for me. […]
This week I’m concluding my slide carousel labeled 1951 — although in fact the last couple of slides have the year 1950 written on them, and the first three might actually be from 1956. Ah, well! I originally posted these images in late 2016; they include scenes from a snow trip up Highway 50 (east of Sacramento) as well as […]
This week I’m sharing the final set of images from my box of professionally photographed slides. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them as much as I have! I’ll be taking a break from Memory Monday next week (and possibly the week after that) as I try to decide what’s next. My new scanner has made such a huge difference in […]
Two weeks ago I began sharing some professionally shot vintage slides that form part of my mom’s collection. That initial set were all labeled as Wesco slides; but the remainder of images included in this box are labeled only with numbers — so I can only guess at their locations. I believe that the next two images may have something to do with a county fair in Southern California; they seem to be exhibits of Sunkist brand Oranges. The second photo includes the names Crafton Mutual Orchards in Mentone (Riverside County) and Allen Break & Son in Bryn Mawr (San Bernardino County). I’m guessing that the black horse depicted above may be Silkwood, a record-setting trotter which helped swell attendance at the early 1890s Orange County fairs. The good news is that I’ve finally ordered a new slide scanner, and I hope to be back next week with a new and improved appearance to my slides!
In the midst of some unsettled weather yesterday afternoon, we had a cold rainstorm (in which I got drenched walking home from work!) and even a little bit of snow. Snow isn’t completely unheard of at this elevation (240 ft/73 m above sea level) but it’s certainly a rare event. In fact, at first I thought it was merely hail; […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week. Let’s see how creative you can get. I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post. I just want you to have some fun with your photography. We don’t normally get much snow or ice in my neck of the woods, so I had to dig into my […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week. Remember you can always crop a circle get some of these shapes. Let’s see how creative you can get.
I first posted about this particular trip to Calaveras Big Trees in two separate posts, in March and May 2009. I was going to simply repost the originals, but they were written back in my early days of blogging — when I took a look back I realized the images were much too small and I just wasn’t happy with […]
Today I decided the best way to tell the story of our trip home from Christmas in Montana was through a few excerpts from my travel journal. Monday, December 28, 1992 — “When we left [heading home] on Sunday we drove through Missoula and took 90 East to avoid the Lost Trail Pass on 93, thinking the snow conditions might be […]