When I left Winnemucca, Nevada on Wednesday the local radio station described the area as Buckaroo Country. I thought about that for a while and decided that it probably did not mean that all the residents are cowboys, but they do probably have cowboy affiliations. They certainly listen […]
I promised myself that, before I left San Jose, I would get photos of a couple of murals that I normally drive past on my way to a shopping center. Today, I did that. It meant walking over a mile each way, and according to my iPhone’s step […]
Yesterday my niece and I enjoyed a delightful tour with Elkhorn Slough Safari. We were given a very interesting journey around the slough, with informative commentary from the naturalist and the captain. If you are ever near Moss Landing, this tour is a couple of hours very well spent. You […]
Cornu aspersum! No, I am not casting a Harry Potter-type spell. That is the Latin name for garden snails and right now there are lots of them on my patio wall. They are trying to escape from drowning in the soil of the planter by inching their way […]
While looking through my photos I realized that I often take pictures of things in rows. I’m sure there is some deep psychological reason for this. Perhaps it is because I have a need for order, or that symmetry is visually satisfying, or maybe rows of things just […]
I don’t watch award shows, and I’m sure that I’m not alone in this. So, for those of us not watching the Academy Awards, here are a few of my photos. They don’t fit any theme or follow any particular order. They just make me feel good.
The U.S. Post Office that is adjacent to St. James Park in San Jose is a splendid building. At first glance, it is quite austere. It is very large, with grand entrances, very high ceilings, and lots of dark wood panelling. It reminds me of some 19th-century banks […]