On July 31 something happened that only occurs once in a blue moon: a blue moon. The moon doesn’t actually appear blue but the term refers to a full moon that occurs twice in a single month. It’s a fairly rare event happening roughly only once every 2½ years. The first full moon of the [...]
Posted in Night Tagged Blue moon
The assignment for the current Readers Photo Challenge was to send in your best photos of your summer vacation. From weekend getaways to extended vacations everyone can use some time off to rest, relax and recharge their batteries. Some of us travel to distant lands while others go no further than a day trip. Whether [...]
Today is National Dog Day. Dogs are some of the most loyal of pets. We not only consider them as our pets but as our companions, confidants and even a part of our families. They are our working partners as well. We employ them in law enforcement, search and rescue and as service animals. It’s [...]
Posted in Animals Tagged Dogs, Pets
You must save a lot of money at this low-budget funeral parlor. But it looks like the downside is you have to drive yourself to your own funeral.
Posted in Humor Tagged Hearse
Imagine a world without pictures. It would be a pretty dull place without the art, entertainment and information that photography brings us. Photographic images are a mainstay of newspapers, magazines, advertisements and, of course, the Internet. Hardly a minute of the day goes by where we don’t encounter a picture in one form or another. [...]
While on our recent family vacation to San Diego my son and I were walking the beach of La Jolla Cove when we heard a lifeguard say over a loudspeaker: “Please do not harass the sea lions. Please back away from them.” A small pod of the ocean mammals relaxed at the far end of [...]
Children climb the spiral ramp from Scotts Street to the Center Street overpass as they wait for a free school backpack giveaway at the Emergency Food Bank in Stockton.
“I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, A Yankee Doodle, do or die. A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam Born on the Fourth of July.” - Yankee Doodle Boy by George M. Cohan July was hot, hot, hot! We had several days of triple digit sun-soaked heat. I spents a lot of my time looking for [...]
There’s a saying in photography that goes: “if your pictures aren’t good enough, it means that you’re not close enough.” One of the biggest picture-taking mistakes that people make is that they’re too far away. But occasionally there are times when you can get a little too close for comfort. My family and I traveled [...]
For the newest Readers Photo Challenge we’re going to revisit one that was done last year. Twenty-nine people sent in 114 photos making it one of the most popular assignments. “Vacations: The Sequel” is this month’s theme. Getting a good vacation photo is more than just taking a snapshot of a particular landmark or event. [...]