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 [...]
The graveyard humor of skeletons dressed as Santa was on display in more than one Petaluma location last year. Perhaps the artist who painted these windows and the designer of Santa's graveyard were making a statement about what the "Holidays" have turned into. In at least a commercial sense, the [...]
It's hard to believe that Christmas was just over two weeks ago. Time marches on. The residents of this home in Petaluma have found an interesting way to get more enjoyment out of the time they spent putting up Halloween decorations.
At this time of year, the winter solstice, cultures that lived before the coming of Christ celebrated the coming of the sun. And it is no coincidence that Christians celebrate the coming of the Son at the same time of the year. As with many religious feasts, festivals and celebrations, [...]
As astronomers would say (and the Beatles too), here comes the sun. Or as Christians would say, here comes the Son. Whatever your point of view, happy Winter Solstice.
Since the first day of summer last June, each day has been approximately two minutes shorter than the day before it. But the losses stop this week. In case you missed the announcement, Friday, which is the first day of Winter, will also be the shortest day of the year. [...]
Having the Petaluma River run into the heart of downtown makes Petaluma special. We're so fortunate to have it!