Places

The Falls at Lake Clementine

21 Feb 2017, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

The years of continued drought in California felt almost biblical. Then again, so did the rains that followed. "Atmospheric Rivers", they call them. And these rivers in the sky dumped so much water that nearby Lake Clementine was filled to overflowing. A mini-Niagara falls, they claimed. This was...

On the Loose at Cronan Ranch

25 Jan 2017, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

It was the miniest of minivans, just about as small as any you might find in Europe. Only this one was mine, and it raced along the curving roads of Northern California’s Highway 49 toward Cronan Ranch. It chauffeured my wife, my sister-in-law, and my...

Favorite Photographs of 2016

27 Dec 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places, Things

In these final days of 2016, the year has already become more memory than reality. And ever since falling in love with photography, so many of my memories are attached to places or people or feelings that I also got to capture with my camera. The...

How I Stopped Dreading My Summer Vacation

27 Oct 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

You'd think I'd have been chomping at the bit to leave on our summer vacation. Yet there I was, driving down I-5, doing my best to psych up to the days ahead. Don't get me wrong; I've got a soft spot in my heart for Disneyland. I kneeled there...

Campsite Full of Kids

13 Sep 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

When I spent what felt like a full day packing the car to prepare for a two days of camping, I was hoping that there would be a payoff. I wasn't disappointed. In our church, the end of the summer signals the coming of our annual camping trip. These are sweet times...