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Lightning Strike

Scared the Hebegebees Out of Me

I swear! I must have greatly angered the weather deities! I’ve been experiencing too many weather events of late! I tweeted on March 31st that I saw, no, experienced a dramatic lightning strike just outside the window of my office. Here are some of the details… Just as it struck, the really loud sound of […]

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McInnis County Park in San Rafael, CA, Facing Mount Tamalpais

The Difference Just 14 Miles Can Make

From time to time I’ve noted, with some interest, the microclimates that abound here in the Bay Area. Yesterday I had an unusual experience, even by Bay Area standards, with how very different these micro climates can be! Just before dinner at my favorite pizza place—Mulberry Street Pizza, in San Rafael, we took a walk […]

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Horseshoe Cove Fog Descends

Of Biblical Proportions…

We frequently walk along the breakwater in the evenings after dinner out. It’s our “us” time—a quiet time in a beautiful area, frequently all alone with the gentle surf, the clanking tack of the sailboats, the barking seals and the caws of the seagulls. Sometimes we get to hear the fog horns in the area […]

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We Needed That

On February 7 – 9th we got rain, lots and lots of rain. But we really needed it as we are experiencing a serious draught here on the west coast. Mount Tamalpais, which is just a few miles from the house, got 21 inches of rain during this weekend! This is what those three days […]

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Grand Canyon Pano Play Button

Grand Canyon Pano

I blogged before about the death-defying adventure that was shooting this pano. No, I’m not kidding. (Check out the post about the first attempt to shoot this pano.) A few hours later, after the wind seemed a little less ferocious but even colder, and even though the light was quickly fading, I decided to give […]

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Northern Arizona, Day Two — Grand Canyon

We met friends for breakfast in the hotel and then headed out the the Grand Canyon Visitors’ Center on the south rim near Tusayan. I asked the ranger what was a “must do” for someone who only had today in the park. He said to drive the Hermit Road and stop as often as desired […]

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