Anonymous generosity in Petaluma

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 [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Clouds over Petaluma

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. [...]

By | April 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Thanks to all those who have served

Thanks to all the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces.                             

By | November 13th, 2013|0 Comments

Seeding Planets

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 [...]

By | April 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Snow Petaluma Style

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 [...]

By | January 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Social Comment?

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 [...]

By | January 21st, 2013|0 Comments

Double Duty

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.    

By | January 10th, 2013|0 Comments

Merry Christmas: Roots of the Christmas tree tradition

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, [...]

By | December 24th, 2012|0 Comments

Happy Winter Solstice!

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.

By | December 21st, 2012|0 Comments

Here Comes The Sun

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. [...]

By | December 19th, 2012|0 Comments