Sad news or good news, depending on how you look at it, for all of you Rock-a-Hoola fans. Someone is in the process of trying to reopen the place. A blogger friend of mine visited the place recently and found … Continue reading
This is the view of downtown Sacramento from the new water intake facility on the Sacramento River. It’s really quite beautiful, considering it has a rather mundane function of sucking up river water for use by city residents. I like … Continue reading
Another month, another trip to Sacramento … It is April now. The blooms on the trees, so prevalent the previous month, have now all turned to green … I miss the squares of pink and red … but the green … Continue reading
I had the opportunity to visit the Long Beach Aquarium this past January with my two kids. It’s a beautiful aquarium with plenty to do and well worth the admission price. I had my small camera with me which takes … Continue reading
I’ve been slowly working my way through the chore of cataloging my photos, and as I get ready to file things away, here is a collection of odd shots from in and around the Owens Valley from last year. (I’m … Continue reading
High above the Owens Valley in the White Mountains is the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, home to the oldest living things on earth.
This is Klondike Lake, sort of secret locals-only sort of place in the Owens Valley.
This is Zurich Station, an old railroad station on the Carson & Colorado Railway which used to run down the eastern side of the Owens Valley. We discovered this gem on our way back from the Bristlecone Pineforest.
In June of last year, we went camping at Lake Isabella, which is just above Bakersfield. Behind our campground was a grove of sycamore trees (at least I think they were sycamores … ) where a fire had swept through … Continue reading
Another month, another trip up to Sacramento. I think the thing that I will enjoy most is watching the Central Valley as it changes through the seasons. This month, the almond trees are in spectacular bloom, and the wildflowers are … Continue reading
Last August, on a trip through the Owens Valley, I had another chance to drive across the lakebed. My earlier pictures were from the spring; there was much more water on the lakebed because that is a time of year … Continue reading
Over on the east side of Owens Lake lies the little town of Keeler, population 50, so says the sign.