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Parade of Boats

Santa rode into town last Saturday night on a yacht escorted by boats of all sizes and shapes. People gathered all around the turning basin to watch the parade of lights that floated into town.

By | December 10th, 2012|0 Comments

Sunrise on the Petaluma River Turning Basin

The Petaluma River Turning Basin provides a peaceful setting for a sunrise.

By | August 15th, 2012|0 Comments

The Petaluma River Turning Basin

The Petaluma River's Turning Basin plays an important part in making Petaluma's downtown as vibrant as it is. Imagine if the view from the Apple Box deck was a parking lot?!

By | August 8th, 2012|0 Comments

You can take it to the bank…

but you can't drive it home. Tough luck for the owner of this car parked in the parking lot of the Bank of the West on Saturday. The two responders had a tough time trying to pop the hood. They were eventually able to pry it open. The car looks like [...]

By | August 4th, 2012|0 Comments

Loo with a View

Not a lot of privacy but it beats the view from my bathroom! North River Landing construction site, Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA

By | April 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

Petaluma Wild Places

The most easily viewed wild place in Petaluma I can think of is the river bank in front of Dempsey's. Visible from the deck at the Apple Box, the bank slopes down to the river where a thin ribbon of reeds provides an ideal spot for egrets and herons to [...]

By | April 15th, 2012|0 Comments

Redwood Grove

I shot these photos this morning on a walk downtown. The sun was rising into a pale, clear, blue sky, casting long shafts of light at the base of these redwood trees in Penry Park. The combination of redwood in red light caught my eye.

By | April 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Rainy Day Walk: Steamer Landing Park

If you know where to look, you can find wild places in Petaluma. One of the best is Steamer Landing Park. The park is on the edge of downtown just across the D Street Bridge on a small piece of land called McNear's Peninsula. It's a little finger untamed land [...]

By | April 1st, 2012|0 Comments

Going, going, …

Petaluma is losing a piece (or several pieces) of its history on Petaluma Blvd. North. If you know any of the history of this building, I'd love to hear about it!

By | March 9th, 2012|0 Comments

Gifts of the Magi

Yesterday was the feast of the Epiphany, the day the three kings presented their gifts to Jesus. They set out to find Jesus to give honor and praise to Him who had come to fulfill the prophecies. The gifts they brought were only one of the ways in which the [...]

By | January 7th, 2012|0 Comments