Careful Daddy There’s A Puddle

We were walking this morning in Sonoma County’s newest park, Tolay Lake. The area is stunning!

It’s dedication yesterday was something of a formality, as the 3,400-acre park opened in October 2018 after its master plan was officially approved. It’s accessible via an entrance on Cannon Lane, off Lakeville Highway southeast of Petaluma.

The park currently offers more than 11 miles of multi-use trails crossing grasslands and ridges with views of San Pablo Bay and beyond. Currently many of its trails are closed due to flooding.

However, the wet ground didn’t stop too many people from hiking where they could. This little girl was taking no chances and kept making sure her family was made aware of the puddles.

Worried Blonde

There’s a particular stairway in the old section of Petaluma, CA that’s quite narrow. I have found that by standing right at the top of it, I’m often able to take some pretty good candid portraits of people climbing it. The dark smudges on the wall behind them as they crest the landing makes a rather good background.

This lady with the furrowed brow and striking very long blond hair was a lucky shot I got about an hour ago today. I say “lucky” because she was moving very fast and there was only one quick chance to take her picture.

Quiet Moment

It’s always a pleasure seeing a completely contented person. It may only be for the briefest moment but sitting still and loosing oneself in thought should be a daily goal for all of us.