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The Gardens of Alcatraz

Cold, grey, foggy, grim, yes, but thanks to volunteer gardeners, Alcatraz Island is awash in color. Pat and I braved the Highway 101 traffic and toured the island. If you like flowers, this is the time to go. On Wednesday afternoons there are docents in the Officers’ Row gardens who are happy to talk to you.

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Yosemite's Pohono Trail

Had a great hike with two old friends in Yosemite last week. We hiked the Pohono Train from the Tunnel View, 3400′ elevation gain to Inspiration, Stanford and Crocker Points, about 10 miles in all. Beautiful weather but no snow, unfortunately

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Oakmont Loves Its Dogs

The little community where we live is not a retirement village; it’s an “over 55 community for active adults.” The folks here also love their dogs and are all to be found walking them at all hours. So a dog fun day was a natural, and I was asked to photograph it for the newspaper and web site. And no, ...

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The Wild Blue Yonder

Well now I’m photographing dog shows, air shows, concerts, plays, etc. instead of mountains and wildlife. The Oakmont News often sends me out on assignments. They put the photos up on their web site and in the bimonthly newspaper. No pay of course but I’ve been meeting interesting folks this way, like a friend who has published 22 books, mostly ...

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Homemaking 101

Outside our North Fork home. How to raise a family. Mr. bluebird is looking good. (Apologies for anthropomorphizing. Can’t resist)

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Today In The Back Yard

Well, the rabbit ran off, the ravens dive bombed the squirrel and chased off the vultures, the finches chased off the chestnut backed chickadees, I didn’t even bother with the fawn and doe who live on the side of the house, but this morning at 6:30 when the quail was making a ruckus I snuck out and saw this pileated ...

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Sturgeon's Mill

I took a little outing to an old mill in the forest near Sebastopol today. It only operates about three times a year, by old timer volunteers. I just glanced at the names on this photo list and did a nostalgia trip. So many old friends I haven’t seen in such a long time

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Point Reyes National Seashore

It’s a beautiful drive from charming Victorian Petaluma to spectacular Point Reyes National Seashore, a great way to spend Easter on a glorious day. I picked today to try out my new hiking camera (Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS200), but forgot to put a battery in it. Fortunately I brought the Nikon along. We loved our former mountain area but Northern California ...

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Funky Sebastopol

Florence Street in Sebastopol, my kind of town. Just a few miles and has lots going for it, including great wetland preserve trails, the Luthor Burbank Experimental Gardens, a great park, good food, interesting old homes, and a huge farmers’ market.

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