The Smoke is Clearing

Today brought a huge improvement in air quality, at least towards the southern end of Sonoma County. I took this opportunity to drive up the west side of Sonoma Mountain, near the edge of the burned zone from the Pressley Fire, and watch the sunset. The air was still smokey enough to produce some brilliant […]

17 Mile Drive at Night

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to post some new pictures, and while I haven’t shot much in that time, I did get a few opportunities. These images come from Pebble Beach, California, in August. During a rare (for that region) warm evening, I drove down 17 Mile Drive, admiring the nighttime […]

Summer Rain

The last week has brought a few episodes of unseasonable rain, which is helping to keep everything green. I saw this succulent this past weekend in Monterey after an unexpected downpour.

Anza-Borrego Desert

Back in January, my dad and I took a long weekend to head down to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We visited some historic landmarks and did some hiking and off-roading. The park is now on my list of favorite places in California. I hope to get back down there and explore some more. We were too […]


Unfortunately, I didn’t get as much time to get out and see the wildflowers this spring as I wanted, but I did get to go for a couple of brief hikes. In Crane Creek Regional Park, I got to admire the California poppies and what I believe to be yellow bush lupines. I’ve finally gotten […]