Why Petaluma Once Was So Rich

The land surrounding Petaluma is rich farm country, not only in Sonoma County but in Napa and Marin Counties too. With all that nearby agricultural land, grain, milk, eggs, cheese, and meat was produced all around it in abundance. Getting these riches to market was solved by the Petaluma River that flowed from the town’s grain silos, mills and food storage warehouses into San…

Bakery Gal

I’ve been laid up lately and not able to take to the streets with my trusty Ricoh GRII. Today was the first time in weeks that I went into Petaluma with the camera. I had luck with this one as the bright sun illuminated her face very well. Nice to be back!

Veggie Portrait

Sometimes one’s home life presents colorful photographic opportunities. This was supper 2 nights ago. I couldn’t resist.

92 In The Shade

It is brutally hot today. Over 90 and muggy enough to bring the strong to their knees. As we are in a city there are always plenty of street vendors around wanting to sell heat relief of one sort or the other but frankly nothing really helps. Today you sweat sitting in the shade.

Grounded and Happily So

Taken in the town of Marshall, California. A nice seaside location with a hell of an oyster bar. (see below)

The Dog Prefers Vanilla

  Every day this lady takes her dog friend to the ice cream truck on the corner of Arlington and Boylston Streets and buys it a small cup of vanilla. It’s their daily ritual. She always buys herself a cone.

Silver Fox…Maybe Later

There are so many stories out here on the street. Of course it is not for me to know what they are but I have a lot of fun making them up. I like shooting through restaurant windows. If I’m lucky I can catch an enigmatic couple like this one.

Long Haired Reader

Here’s one guy that you might be surprised to see in a library. On the street perhaps, or maybe in a homeless shelter, but in the main reading room of the Boston Public library? Probably not. However look again if you would please. Could it be what you are seeing is a kind of a costume? A “I don’t give a damn about what…

Pizza Man Portrait

He seemed like a nice guy and rather wistful. He had to prepare an order for 15 pizzas before they opened for business today. His early order for tomorrow is 75!

Cut and Bleeding

I was originally going to eat this pomegranate but its seeds were just too crunchy. While one half was still sitting on the cutting board the thought crossed my mind that it make make a good photograph. The blood red color of the juicy fruit seeds led to its title.