Tuolumne Meadows

No Room; But There’s a View

I never get tired of visiting Tuolumne Meadows in the high country of Yosemite National Park in California. My parents traditionally took their two-week vacation to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which from San Diego was about an 8 hour drive. By the time I was eight years old and my brother was five, we …

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Foggy-Malibu-Pier

Fog

Today's Daily Prompt, Image Search brought to mind my dislike of fog. In the Central Valley of Northern California, the fog in January is legendary. The endless weeks of fog, which is cold and blocks out the sun for days on end, can cause many to suffer from a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. …

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Photo 101 Rehab #2: Rainy River View

Since we are getting major precipitation here in Northern California, I was hoping to capture a picture depicting rain, without actually getting soaked. I want to share this photo I took in 2010. A friend lives in the mountains in Quincy, California. This was an October day and it was raining off and on as …

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College Notebooks

Perspectives On…Mountain Desktop

I have the honor of being a part-time lecturer for a large northern California university. I teach part-time, usually one night class per semester, in addition to my day job (15 days to go, incidentally). The Fall semester found me teaching two classes this time, so I have been ridiculously busy, preparing lectures, physically teaching …

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