Wednesday, September 22, 2021



Autumn (Salinas) - Monterey County  2021

Mugs (Corte Madera) - Marin County  2021

Scenes from Joanne Fabrics in Salinas and Corte Madera.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pismo Beach / Pacific Coast Highway


Pismo Beach Sign - Pismo Beach  2021

Pacific Coast Highway - Pismo Beach  2021

"The PCH begins in Southern California at Interstate 5 south of San Juan Capistrano, and it ends at U.S. 101 in Leggett in Mendocino County."

Monday, September 20, 2021

Monday Cat Blogging


Cats - Pismo Beach  2021

Taken as I was walking down the main drag in Pismo Beach.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Return to Pismo Beach


Ocean, Clouds - Pismo Beach  2021

There's already an extensive amount of Pismo Beach photos on the blog. When we lived in Los Angeles it was one of our frequent vacation spots. And in recent years I've broken up the drive coming from L.A. by overnight stays in the Pismo Beach vicinity.

Now there'll be more posts! We took a family vacation in August in Pismo Beach, staying there for several days. Lots of photo ops.

Saturday, September 18, 2021



Mustang - Marin County  2021

Mustang with Shelby Side Pipes - Marin County  2021

Mustangs parked in our neighborhood. Pretty exotic . . . after the first sighting they disappear.

Friday, September 17, 2021

iPhone Black and White


Oaks, Fog - Marin County  2021

Fennel, Dead Tree - Marin County  2021

Taken during my morning walks, converted to black and white in Photoshop.

Thursday, September 16, 2021



Fenceposts (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2021

Fenceposts, Trees (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2021

More in the "Fenceposts" series.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Poison Oak


Lichen, Poison Oak (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2021

Poison Oak in Tree (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2021

Hiking the Roy's Redwoods loop trail with an Olympus E-M1II.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021



Sun, Fire Road, Smoke - Marin County  2021

Mount Tamalpais, Smoke - Marin County  2021

Here's my seasonal smoke post, a regular feature on the mikereport. The smoke in our area is not coming from either the Dixie Fire or the Caldor Fire, but rather from the "River Complex" fires.

Regarding the current fire situation, I'd like to quote from my June 16, 2017 "Dead Trees" post:

"Most of the trees have lost some, or all, of their needles. This is making the problem less conspicuous as they are starting to resemble the snags left after a fire. Certainly they are going to provide fuel for future forest fires."

Monday, September 13, 2021

Monday Horse Blogging

Tuffy (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2013

Tuffy, waiting to be fed. Hanna was able eventually to help with his feed bucket. 

As a point of interest, he needed to be given horse wormers on a regular basis . . . Hali rotated through various medications, including Ivermectin. Alas, I guess that we don't have any old tubes laying around though. 

Tuffy hated the stuff, by the way.

Hanna Preparing Tuffy's Feed - Marin County  2015

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Trestle Bridge


Sunset, Trestle Bridge (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County  2021

Trestle Bridge (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County  2021

Photos taken looking out of our motel window. Wow! The bridge was originally built for the railroad, now it's for pedestrians. The web has more information about the bridge than you might want.

Saturday, September 11, 2021



Flag, Moon (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County  2021

Flag, Building (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County  2021

Interesting. These are my second and third flag photos taken on the trip. (First one in the town of Mendocino.) 


Friday, September 10, 2021

California Western - 2


Tracks, Water Tower (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County  2021

Railroad Mural (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino  County  2021

The mural is quite faded; I gave it a little boost in Photoshop.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

California Western - 1


California Western RR Car (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County  2021

Art, Railroad Car (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County  2021

"Gas-powered, self-propelled, passenger railcars were added in 1925; and, after Pullman service was discontinued, CWR steam passenger trains ran only when the motorcars were out of service for maintenance. The passenger coaches were scrapped in 1949. The motorcars were nicknamed "Skunks" because people said, "You can smell 'em before you can see 'em."

I remember taking the train to its midpoint some years ago. It's my understanding that it no longer makes a regular run over to Willits.

But, they're still working on the tracks! Below, a little maintenance car we had to stop for on the way out of town. 

Utility Car (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County  2021