Tag Archives: California

California Scenes, Fall, 2018, #1

Kathy and I left for California in late September, first to attend the Hammerlee Family Annual Reunion at Carpinteria State Beach. As before, we had secured the Racoon group site for five nights. The beach has lots to see. The … Continue reading

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Kathy and I visited Sequoia National Park in 2007. We visited again this Fall (9-16), and added a visit to the adjacent Kings Canyon National Park. We first drove the long, narrow and windy road to Mineral King, which neither of … Continue reading

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Other Ducks of Alameda, CA, Spring 2014

I earlier posted about the mallards of Alameda. There were other ducks around, as well, who also were  very good looking:

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Mallards of Alameda

The small city of Alameda, California, occupies an island in San Francisco Bay, separated from Oakland by a broad channel. Surrounding the island are tidal mud flats and other shoreline habitat that attracts much waterfowl and shorebirds. I took daily … Continue reading

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Toxic Consumerism

A recent trip to California’s  two largest metroplexs has provided me, as usual, with much food for thought. Why, after all, would one want to live in the San Francisco Bay Area or LA? It’s the same reason that famously … Continue reading

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