A touch of white

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; […]

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WPC: Variations on a Theme

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of January 24, 2018. This week, show the same thing — an object, place, or person — presented in several different ways. The thunderclouds were so impressive last Friday that as soon as I got home from walking the dog I had to grab my Canon and hurry over to the […]

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Old man and the sea

In my post last Saturday titled House of Sand and Fog, I described how I lost a bunch of images I had shot on our Wednesday afternoon at the coast. Well, I wasn’t the only one dealing with serious disappointment that day. The Big Guy, fishing with a brand new heavy surf rod and coping with pain from a torn rotator […]

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House of sand and fog

Whenever we travel to the coast, while I’m hunting for good photography subjects the Big Guy searches for the perfect fishing spot. Luckily, our goals usually mesh pretty well. During our Christmas week trip to the area around Salt Point State Park, each of us had our disappointments but in the end were rewarded for not giving up. I had […]

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Here’s that rainy (or cloudy) day

Unlike the East Coast of the US, this week in California we’ve had sun, clouds, and a little bit of rain — actually very mild weather for January. I’m always a little happy to see grey weather since it’s better for photography — and these flowers are a good example of that. My neighbor’s pink and yellow/orange roses are completely irresistible, […]

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Sunshine on a cloudy day

All right, today wasn’t completely cloudy, although we did get some rain last night. In fact, the temperature felt wonderful to me, with just the right combination of breeze and sunshine. It was a perfect day for a two-hour walk, with an enthusiastic little Chihuahua for company, through streets I’ve never visited before. And when I noticed these flowers near […]

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