Category Archives: California

MM 4-20 White Mountains Bristlecone Pines

We drove to the Owens Valley in eastern California one day in 1987 and then continued on to the White Mountains east of the valley to see some of the oldest living things on earth: bristlecone pine trees. One of … Continue reading

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MM 4-11 Wild

We have lived in our home overlooking Crow Canyon for the last 44 years. During that time several wild animals have visited our spacious backyard, mostly squirrels and raccoons with an occasional skunk. We even had a quick brown fox … Continue reading

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MM 4-03 Here comes the pitch!

For one of last year’s Monochrome Madness Challenges I submitted a photo of my middle granddaughter getting her first hit (see here).  That was when she was 7 years-old and in the second grade. Well, she just turned nine and … Continue reading

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MM 3-50 Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Our Irish cousins visited us in the Spring of 2008 and they asked us if they could experience a bit of our American Culture by attending a major league baseball game. So we rode on BART from Castro Valley to … Continue reading

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MM 3-48 Sterling Vineyards Winery

One of our favorite places to visit when we go wine tasting in the Napa Valley just north of San Francisco Bay is the Sterling Vineyards Winery in Calistoga. The adventure begins with a short ride on an aerial tram … Continue reading

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MM 3-33 Another Moss-covered Tree

For this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge I have decided to submit another shot of a moss-covered tree from our hike a couple of weeks ago in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve near Half Moon Bay, California.

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More Photos from our Purisima Creek Hike

For the last two Monochrome Madness Challenges I have submitted photos from our hike on Veterans Day in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve on the San Mateo coast just south of Half Moon Bay. Here are some more photos … Continue reading

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