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Places 03-16-2015 Sunset and The Wrap Around Porch

They say that the best natural lighting for photography occurs as the sun is rising and when it is setting. I say that these are the best times of day, regardless of whether or not you have a camera in hand. The sun was setting on the day I took this photograph, capturing the feeling …

Places 03-14-2015 Smart Phone Saturday: Leaning Towers of Sacramento

I take a break from my posting routines on smart phone Saturdays, leaving you not with a story but an unedited photo from my phone. Perhaps it will give you a peek into my life. Perhaps it will give you a smile. Here’s a crooked panorama of downtown Sacramento that makes the Leaning Tower of …

Places Things 03-13-2015 The Stillness of the Sixth Street Train

There’s something unsettling to me about empty spaces with all the lights left on. It is almost more strange than happening upon a space with all the lights out. Was there some emergency that caused everyone to leave in haste? Or did I get left behind? While I don’t think that either of these two …

Things 03-12-2015 Portrait of Kitchen Faucet

My family’s house has lived a good long life, and our kitchen sink is proof of that.

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People Places 03-11-2015 Through Muck and Mire to Kauai’s Secret Falls

Thai restaurants usually offer several levels of spiciness for their dishes. The first three or four options are not really spicy so as to satisfy those who can’t handle the heat, while making them think they are eating something spicy. But the last option is “Thai spicy” — code for plenty hot. So when the …

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Places 03-10-2015 The Misty Forest Between the Vines

I say “Napa Valley”, you say…? California’s Napa Valley is world-famous for its wine. Its sister Sonoma Valley is lesser known, but still flush with grapes that will one day travel the world by bottle. This photo gives a glimpse into the scant few miles of high country forest between the two valleys. There’s not a …

Places 03-09-2015 Light Trails on a Secret Highway

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is a modern art exhibit. Perhaps you figured it is a sneak peek from the set of the next Star Wars movie. In reality it is something less entertaining, and far more useful.

People Places Things 03-07-2015 Saturday Morning Doughnuts

Even a blogger needs to take a break. So on Saturdays I’ll post simple photos from my smart phone that capture moments of life from a smaller lens. They’ll usually be unedited, and you won’t get much of a story. But you will see a bit more into my world. This one is a peek …

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