The Filoli estate is no less than astounding: Gardens, pools, walls, and foliage, not to mention the estate itself, comprise this Californi historic site.
A return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! In the bar to the right, I shared the world’s supposedly strongest drink, a Hand Grenade, with my daughter! The humid heat set the scene for a lifetime memory. 🔍
My Dad, Chester, a weatherman at the old Sacramento Airport, using a Theodolite. I remember being at work with him when he did this measurement at night. I found this photo nestled in an album with a much later date. I don't remember seeing it before. There is a long history of theodolite use... Continue Reading →
Yosemite Valley floods during the rainy season, leaving the impression that pools of water are permanent water features.
My return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! This typical street scene is presented in an exaggerated artsy way to convey the ambiance.
Villa Montalvo, once the grand estate of Senator James Phelan, offers a peaceful environment set among formal gardens, including this compelling courtyard.
Placerville, California’s Quartz Alley reveals a medley of brick textures to delight the eyes.
The Bernhard Museum in Auburn, California showcases a staged playroom containing dolls, a mannequin, and a train set from the era.
San Francisco’s pier and marina are personified in Fisherman’s Wharf, ranking as one of the most famous destinations worldwide.