August flashback

As I write this, it seems that winter has returned for another round of rain, snow, sleet, hail, and everything in between — not only in my neck of the woods but all around the continental US. Going on vacation in the coastal redwoods may not have been the greatest idea right now, but we were eager to escape from […]

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Petrified giants

Our final stop within the Petrified Forest National Park was at the Giant Logs Trail; I’ve shared some of my photos from this spot previously, but I shot all these with my phone. We arrived around 12 noon local time — although keeping track of time on this trip got a little confusing, especially since the park doesn’t observe Daylight […]

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A short exploration

We had parked alongside Highway 1 not too far south of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County; while I wandered the windy bluff top, the Big Guy was getting down to the serious business of casting out into the surf, looking for fish. It was just across the road from where he was fishing that I eventually discovered part of the […]

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Below the ridgeline

Looking back through my images of┬áthe hiking trails in The Sea Ranch always makes me feel better about things. We spent a week there in late September this year, and if there’s anything I enjoy as much as being near the ocean, it has to be wandering through the redwoods and other trees of Northern California’s coast range.

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Along the Bobcat Trail

One of the very best parts about our recent stay at The Sea Ranch cabin was the private network of trails winding through the neighborhood. Houses are constructed to blend in with the natural environment, with plenty of undeveloped buffer zones; so it was possible to wander among the redwood trees and barely notice any structures. I also never ran […]

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Schweitzer Grove

As I sit at my computer this morning, watching and listening to the rain coming down in bucketfuls, punctuated by occasional thunder and lightning, I’m extremely relieved that I chose yesterday for my outing to Schweitzer Grove Nature Area instead of today! I had been scheduled for a visit with my Facebook photography group last Saturday, but since that was […]

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