Smoky Hill River, April 2014

River Walk with Steven

My brother Steven and I took a hike down the Meadowlark Trail after lunch today. I’ve commented before about how I see things differently at the “speed of bike.” Turns out the speed of walking allows for even more awareness of one’s surroundings. I took a few photos of the Smoky Hill River, and the … Read more

Kansas Dust Storm

Kansas Dust Storm

This is Kansas. It gets windy. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s been windier in the past. But the DUST! I’ve never seen anything like the dust we’re seeing today. It’s so bad there are weather alert warnings being issued, and visibility is definitely affected. Here are 3 shots from north of Lindsborg taken a … Read more

Spring Rides

I went on a good bike ride today, beginning with a tough slog into a fairly strong south wind. My route? The Meadowlark Trail. I knew my reward for reaching the end would a wind powered return trip. The day was nice, pleasant temps, and everything is just starting to turn green. Of course, as … Read more

Daniel and family

Thinking of Daniel

I spent the day remembering the past and thinking of the future. It’s a work of love to go through thousands of photos to find just the right ones. You see so many other other people that are also gone. I knew it would be a labor of love and actually couldn’t even start the … Read more

Coronado Clouds

Glorious Skies for Daniel

Some of us met up at Coronado Heights for an informal celebration of our brother, father, uncle and friend, Daniel. The Kansas skies cooperated with a very nice show, ranging from rain, lightning, magnificent clouds and a nice sunset. Tears were shed, smiles were shared and laughter was heard. It was as Daniel would have … Read more

Three From the Road

My heart is heavy as I mourn the loss of of my (big!) little brother. We’re almost home, and yesterday drove without stopping for pictures. I did manage to grab a few a couple of days ago. Coastal mountains half-way between Willits and Ft. Bragg. :: Somewhere in the middle of the state. :: Donner … Read more

Big River Bike Ride

An old logging road runs along side the north side of the Big River, south of Mendocino. The road has been converted for use as a hiking and biking trail, and I ventured almost 5 miles in today. It was a fun ride, not very hilly, and while more suited to a mountain or trail … Read more

Little River View

One of my favorite places to visit is the northern California coast near Mendocino. We’ve stayed up here many times, and always enjoy our visits. We’re staying in a new place this trip as one of our former favorite spots, the Seafoam Lodge, has gone out of business. Little River is almost next door to … Read more

The Road to Mendocino

Our day began a little differently than originally planned. I had to make an urgent call for help to Triple Ace Auto Glass in Redwood City. The day before we found a large crack in our windshield, and wanted to get it repaired before driving any distance. Triple Ace came through, working with our insurance … Read more

Anniversary Day Near Monterey

We spent our 40th wedding anniversary as we spent many others in the past, by spending a day in the Monterey Bay area. We began with a lunch of Dungeness crab salad at Phil’s in Moss Landing and later in the day drove 17 Mile Drive down to Carmel. Beautiful day, beautiful weather and best … Read more