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

Baylands Park at Sunset

We spent some time relaxing at Baylands Park in Palo Alto today around sunset. Tomorrow begins a hard, intense week at work, as I combine the rigors of travel with the intensity of a new, blazing-hot project. Adding to the mix, we’re going on a two week vacation beginning next Monday. It’s fun and exciting, … Read more

Spring Flowers in Palo Alto

It’s early in the season, and it was cloudy today, but the flowers at the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in Palo Alto are colorful enough to brighten any day! Colorful medley of fractalized flowers. :: Gorgeous mass of Dutch Irises. :: Seems I love to photograph tulips. :: Beads of water on Dutch Iris. :: … Read more

Mike’s 365 Crosses the Finish Line

Mike’s 365 was created on the 10th of January in 2013. I created the photoblog with the goal of posting a picture a day, for a year. Not just an image a day, but an image taken and processed on the day it was posted. The effort was a complete success! I didn’t miss a … Read more

Woodside to Utah

I’m back from my travels and trying to catch up on everything, including keeping up with all the photos I took in June. I last posted some photos taken during my drive to California in early June. Once I got to California I continued posting to my daily photo blog at Mike’s 365 (scroll down to June 2013), … Read more