Petaluma - American Alley Petaluma streets Petaluma streets provide a canvas for local artists. The murals that grace buildings downtown are many and varied. Some are historical. Some are whimsical. Others are like large paintings of Sonoma County scenes. One of my favorite collections of murals is the [...]
I rediscovered a quiet spot on the bank of the Petaluma River; it's just east of G St and 1st St. That's the Shamrock Materials plant across the river from the bench. The red building is the David Yearsley River Heritage Center. Bench by the Petaluma River Bench [...]
Construction on Brewster's Beer Garden is moving right along. Progress slowed down for a while during the rain we had in March but the exterior of the building closest to Petaluma Boulevard is getting close to completion.
"I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others." -Thomas Jefferson The next time someone tells you we should keep all Muslims out of the US, remind them that our country was founded [...]
New Petaluma Restaurant - Hey There Neighbors! In case you haven't noticed, a new restaurant/beer garden (Brewsters Beer Garden) is being built in the parking lot next to Buffalo Billiards (246 Petaluma Blvd N). Across the street from the Bank of America, because the parking lot is below street level, [...]
Petaluma Generosity I saw this to-go box on a bench at a bus stop on Petaluma Blvd. At first glance, it looked like someone had forgotten the remains of a meal. A peek inside the box revealed an entire meal, not leftovers, and a fork. Apparently a generous person purchased the [...]
We don’t seem to get many dramatic clouds in Petaluma. When we do, it can be fun to photograph them. The trick is to look up. If you don’t look up, you won’t see many clouds! These amazing clouds appeared in the sky over Petaluma late last February. [...]
Thanks to all the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces.
I read this online today: "NASA also reported that almost all water present in Jupiter's stratosphere, an intermediate atmospheric layer, originated from comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which gave quite a show in 1994 when it impacted Jupiter's atmosphere." Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 brought water and organic molecules to Jupiter and in so [...]
I've lived in Petaluma since 1976 and this has been one of the longest continuous cold spells that I can remember. We've had frost overnight every night for the last two weeks. It's not exactly snow but it's the closest we come to it. These were shot one chilly morning [...]