Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yosemite National Park


A picture of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on a foggy day. Everyone has sunny pictures of this view, the fog is cool!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Santa Cruz, CA

A picture of the Santa Cruz, California shoreline, from a Stagnaro tour boat. Santa Cruz is a nice place to spend a day or two, but more than that is pushing it if you're touring.

Monday, November 17, 2008

American River Trail, Sacramento, California

The American River Bike Trail in Sacramento, CA was gorgeous this fall weekend. The trail is a great place to ride your bike or go for a long walk. And by long, I do mean long, the scenic trail is over 20 miles long. Don't worry, there is plenty to gawk at along the way.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sacramento, No on 8 Rally today

There was a No on Prop 8 Rally tonight in Sacramento on the steps of the Capitol building, the Sacbee puts the crowd at 3,000, but that seems generous to me.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Crocker Park Sacramento


Crocker park in downtown Sacramento, Sacramento does parks well, large grassy areas with a few shade trees spread out, perfect for spending a bit of time in. Crocker park is very small though with only a few picnic tables.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sacramento tower bridge

The Sacramento Tower Bridge, a vertical lift bridge opened in 1935, I'm not a big fan, but many think it is picturesque, to get there, just drive down Capital Avenue in downtown Sacramento, if you're in the area, it is hard to miss. More pictures here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Climbing El Capitan


Some climbers take a break from the rain on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Read up on mountain climbing in Yosemite.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mariposa grove parking lot


This giant sequoia is smack in the middle of the Mariposa Grove Parking lot in Yosemite National Park. From the parking lot you can hike up and see more giant sequoias, ride an open "tram" around the trees for $25 a person, or shrug it off as one big tree looks pretty similar to another big trees and go on your way. I don't particularly suggest the tram (a cart pulled by a tractor) unless you have a high tolerance for diesel fumes, but walking the whole trail is a little much unless you have a lot of time to spend in Yosemite. For my money, walk a bit on the grove trail from the parkinglot, then turn around when you're nearly bored. Laura has more.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Yosemite National Park, California


A picture of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on an annoyingly foggy day. You know it is not a good day for pictures when the gate ranger suggests you go take in a movie. The roads were already starting to close this weekend, hopefully they plow them out and reopen soon. Check out the Yosemite blog for more information.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lake Tahoe, California


The water is warming up right about now, making late September and into October a great time to go.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Capitol Park Hotel

The Capitol Park Hotel in Sacramento, right downtown, but probably not a place you want to stay.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Building reflected.


I like this shot of a building reflected in another building. I bet that has never been done before!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Posey's Cottage


Posey's was home of the Capitol Cigar Club in Sacramento, CA (it is now shut down). More vintage neon signs, including Posey's Cottage information, can be found here.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Crocker Art Museum


The Crocker Art Museum in downtown Sacramento is currently featuring American Pop art, how trite. Like Andy Warhol needs anymore notoriety. The museum is open during construction, and like the sign says, free on Sundays from 10-1, which sounds like a great time to go.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sacramento Light Rail

The light rail heads into Sacramento on a very hot day. Once you get outside of downtown, its pretty much miles and miles of bland suburbs.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

K Street, downtown Sacramento, CA

K Street is a closed off street in downtown Sacramento, California. Unfortunately most of it is rundown and not really worth walking past, although the trees are nice.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Please, do not climb the trees


The California State Capitol Park (near the Capitol building) has a tree tour, where you can wander around and see different types of trees that are clearly identified, it is a nice place to take a stroll. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to climb any of the trees.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Alley Cuts, Sacramento CA


The offbeat barber shop, Alley Cuts, is surprisingly located in an alley in Sacramento, California.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Coyote


This coyote, also in the El Sobrante hills, did not have an ear tag, I wonder how the rancher tells them apart.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sonoma Coast beach and wildflowers

The beach looks calm here, but then you read stories like this: Waves sweep 2 off beaches - officials fear the worst. Be careful if you're on the beach, especially in the winter!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Golden Gate Park path

A picture of a pleasant little path through a forest in Golden Gate Park, which is near downtown San Francisco. The park is a nice place to visit if you're in town anyway.