The path to the east

I haven’t had a chance to do too much hiking this year.  The weather hasn’t been quite right, I have other plans, it just seems the stars haven’t alined right for me. I… Continue reading

Springing to life

Spring is a little more than a week away and finally I see a change on the trail. The recent rains have brought a splash of green back to the hillsides and it… Continue reading

The memory of trees

My first few hikes this year have been on dry landscapes. Heading to Morgan Territory I started off the hiking season with a stroll along the Volvon and Blue Oak Trails. In late… Continue reading

Going with the flow

The drought has a tight grip on California and trip to Uvas Canyon today showed just haw dry things are.  Gone were the torrents of water cascading over rocks and fallen trees. The… Continue reading

Year’s end

With the days dwindling down on 2013 I have been looking back on what has been the hardest year of my life. My mother’s death has filled my thoughts this year and amid… Continue reading


I don’t talk about work here I like to keep this space reserved for my artistic endeavors.  But some times the line between journalism and art blurs.  This morning was one of those… Continue reading

Let the day begin

There is a serenity that’s hard to describe standing alone in the darkness looking at the stars in the heavens above. Shivering in the pre-dawn starlight I listened to the sounds of sandhill… Continue reading

In the pale moonlight

After the first rain storm of the season blew through Tracy I was driving home from work and saw the waning gibbous moon slowly rising through the scattered cloud remains of the storm.… Continue reading

The fading light

Sunsets are always a special time to take pictures. The changing hues of the sky, the warm light, the long shadows all add another dimension to pictures. But it is all to fleeting… Continue reading


It seems hard to believe a patch of ground north of Lodi could hold such a fascination with people. In the waning light Saturday evening I stood behind a barbwire fence along side… Continue reading