Last Years Model Trucks

May 26, 2011 3:16 pm
Last Year's Model Truck

Ok, maybe not last years' models. Definitely last centuries' models. How many of you were born when these vehicles sat new on the show room floor? Hmmm.....  I think I was just a baby when a couple of them were introduced. Anyway, thanks to Peggy for allowing me to intrude into her fields to snap a few photographs.

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Wildflowers in bloom

May 11, 2011 1:18 pm

I have been busy the last month taking advantage of the wildflowers that had been blooming around Sonoma County. I say had because things dry up quickly after the rains stop. It amazing to me, as i observe wildflowers, how small most of them really are. If one isn't careful, it is real easy to just pass them by. Most are the size of a quarter or less. Photographing them with a macro lens makes them seem bigger than they really are. (Caution, objects in photo are smaller than they appear)

Admiring these little beauties is a little like admiring a newborn child. One has to stop, hold it and examine  the baby, only to find it looks like a shriveled up old man.  Hmmmm.  Lousy analogy!

Anyway, stop and admire the wildflowers. In some places of the country, wildflowers are just starting to come out.

Daniels School

April 7, 2011 9:30 pm
Daniels School

It's been a few weeks since last posting. Have been waiting for the wildflowers to ripen. Should be gleaning some soon. Just came across the Daniels School on Mill Creek Rd west of Healdsburg. The family that owns this early 1900's one room school house is hoping to restore it. I hope they can pull it off. There are so many of these small schools in Sonoma County that are disappearing. We should be grateful we don't have to use the privies as back then

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March 17, 2011 12:11 pm
Egret Games

Last Friday I went to Bodega Bay to watch the effects of the tsunami on the California coast. It was weird to watch the water surge in and out of the bay in 5-7 minute intervals. It was like high tide to low tide in a few minutes. This of course is nothing compared to the devastation in Japan.

The wildlife seemed a little confused with the raising and lowering of the water so fast that they seemed to ignore me as I approached them. Usually egrets are very easily spooked.

I was also privileged to go to the Calvi ranch again and take more photographs of their natural paradise. Thanks Calvis!

Just dusted off all my ham radio equipment. Sometiimes it takes a big wake up call to remember to get things in order. It all works.

Tomorrow  Helen and I will be going to southern California to visit her parents and family. Looking forward to seeing them. It's been a couple of years for me.

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