The road less traveled

To be honest the last thing I want to see on a hike is other hikers. I prefer the lonely less traveled trails. Today’s hike to Mount Diablo’s Olofson Ridge was just the… Continue reading

Pomp and pageantry

You really have to experience a Portuguese bloodless bullfight in person to┬átruly appreciate it. No amount of photos and video can convey the atmosphere of this tradition that has been handed down through… Continue reading

Just outside your front door

I have to admit, the view from my front yard was pretty spectacular as another storm system blew through town. I guess I should think about finding something else to photograph…  

Shades of gray

I have to admit I have had a recent fascination with the texture of the storm clouds that brew in the skies above town. The late evening sun has been illuminated the different… Continue reading

Starlight

As another storm system blew through the Central Valley I was struck by the juxtaposition of the clouds under the stars. A first quarter phase moon illuminated the clouds casting a pale glow… Continue reading

Heaven’s Gate

A spring storm rolling through the California Central Valley brought wind rain and bounty of clouds. Out and about I tried to capture some of the more dramatic cloud formations with the iPhone… Continue reading

Cloud 9

For as long as I can remember I have always been fascinated with photographing clouds. When a few storm systems blew across the Central Valley I tried to grab a pictures of the… Continue reading

It’s been such a long time

After a nearly half-a-year hiatus from hiking I finally hit the trail again with a trek around Round Valley Regional Preserve. Bad weather, dangerous trail conditions, Sandhill cranes, a wedding and a more… Continue reading

Trifecta

You don’t see a Super Blue Blood Moon very often over Tracy. In fact it has been about 152 years since the last time that happened. A celestial trifecta, a supermoon, blue moon… Continue reading

Sundown

With freezing temperatures and the approach of winter many of the sandhill cranes have already moved south from the Isenberg Crane Reserve as they continue their winter migration. A trip to the wetlands… Continue reading