July outtakes: Knee high by the 4th of July

We’re well past the halfway point pf 2019 and into the backstretch of the year. Here are some of my favorites from July. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ »»Read Full Post

How to help your houseplants thrive

Houseplants. They bring beautiful greenery and a soothing outdoor presence to artificial interior environments. They convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into fresh oxygen. They help filter pollutants from sterile, indoor air. In other words, they’re simply miraculous! Houseplants are typically grown for their foliage; their leaves can range from »»Read Full Post

A Good Idea...

At least it seemed so at the time. Now I'm not so sure. The last night's dinner after a week long bicycle trip is always a festive affair. Especially if the riding has been good and the riders all enjoy each other's company. That was certainly the case in Annecy »»Read Full Post

Wildlife safaris and photography in and around San Joaquin County

Grab your camera for wildlife safaris in and around San Joaquin CountyIn recent years, I have come to appreciate the excellent photography of a handful of locals, most notably Chuck Higgs, a former Record advertising manager and recently retired from management of another daily newspaper group. On Facebook, I have »»Read Full Post