Tag Archives: Walnut Grove

Of photographs and memories

On July 7, I volunteered to be one of the cashier/runners for Bingo at the Walnut Grove Buddhist Church’s annual bazaar. Even though I haven’t lived in the small Delta town for decades, I’ve gone back to help out at the church, as have many Walnut Grove expatriates, for most of my adult life. The […]

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Mother Nature Monday: #26: Sunset over Millers Ferry Bridge

7/2/2015: Light from the setting sun breaks through the clouds beyond the Millers Ferry Bridge over the Mokelumne River in Walnut Grove.

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Hillside slide

“It’s such a beautiful day outside, Simple pleasures are the best.” – Simple Pleasures by Bobby McFerrin When I grew up in the tiny Delta town of Walnut Grove, there was a railroad levee that bisected the town. My grandmother lived near the tracks, and I remember flattening old cardboard boxes and using them as […]

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In a fog

“…What to do? What to do? What to do? The outlook was decidedly blue But as I walked through the foggy streets alone It turned out to be the luckiest day I’ve known…” – A Foggy Day in London Town – George and Ira Gershwin

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A boy and his dog

Part of the power of photography is that of memory. Like a whiff of a scent or the snippet of a song, a photograph can rekindle memories long buried and thought gone. At my mother’s house in Walnut Grove I recently found a suitcase full of old photo albums and loose pictures. From old black […]

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Spring in the Delta

The first day of Spring in the small Delta town of Walnut Grove (my hometown) was heralded in with the twittering of birds, the blossoming of pear orchards, and snow. Snow in the Delta? Despite the fact that temperatures hovered around 70 degrees with partly cloudy skies, there was snow. Sisters Brenda, 14, and Jennifer […]

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That which we call a rose

“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.” – Henri Matisse I got a shot of this rose along side the driveway of my mother’s home during sunset during a […]

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Blast from the past: If you think it, they will come

Did you ever just think about something, and then it happens? Call it providence, mental telepathy or just dumb luck, but I’ve had it happened to me. I shot this sunset in the Delta town of Walnut Grove in November of 2004. I stood on a public dock as the clouds lit up sky and […]

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