Tag Archives: California

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite.  The name is magical.  The scenery is amazing.  An area perhaps most made famous by photographer Ansel Adams, it is place to which landscape photographers flock for good reason. A little over a month ago I joined some fellow … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree NP Camping Trip

In mid-November I decided that an overnight camping trip to Joshua Tree National Park was in order.  It would give me a chance to do a sunset shoot, get a good night’s sleep, and be up early for a sunrise … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

I love Christmas Lights.  At this time of year I love to see them as we travel around at night.  Up until a couple of years ago it was always a treat to tromp through the snow, inhaling the crisp … Continue reading

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Whirlwind Winter Wind-down

Several weeks ago I stopped in at my insurance broker’s office to drop off a document and he commented that he had been following my blog.  That reminded me that I hadn’t posted anything in a while.  And now that … Continue reading

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Carey’s Castle

Sometime in 1935, a 21 year-old Arthur Lloyd Cary arrived in the Coachella Valley along with his wife Elaine and their child.  Settling in Holtville, Cary worked at first as a vegetable truck driver.  In the late ’30’s, likely about 1938, the … Continue reading

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Calcite Mine and Slots Hike

Today I met up with a group to hike up to a calcite mine and through some slot canyons west of the Salton Sea on the edge of the Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  The hike was led by Dave … Continue reading

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Visit to Joshua Tree NP

After a great morning bike ride, with a coffee stop in La Quinta Village, it seemed like a good afternoon for a return trip to Joshua Tree National Park. It was an easy 30 minute drive to the Cottonwood Springs … Continue reading

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Whirlwind Summer

It has been a while since my last post and I’m not sure where to start other by saying this will be a brief recap to hopefully get back on track. The past few months have been fairly busy with … Continue reading

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