Last Day of the Year

In December 2009 I house/ pet sat for my aunt and uncle in Dixon California.  I had never been to California.

Besides house privileges I also had the use of their Prius.  I was able to travel about quite a bit.  San Francisco, Sacramento, Sausalito, Redwood City, Calaveras County.

It was an amazing time that I will never forget. This rambling bit is inspired by the experience.

Last Day of the Year

RIP My Friend

In 2009 I had the privilege of cat-sitting for this noble beast.  He is no longer with us, but he will be missed.  Click on the image to make it larger.

Shred the Cat in 2009



I took this image off the California coast somewhere south of Redwood City.  I drove for hours down the coast on New Years Day 2010.  It was a wonderful day full of amazing sites.  What a great way to start the year.

California Coast

Here is a panoramic shot from the same day.  I wish I could tell you exactly where this was.  On New Years Day 2010 I drove from Redwood City to Santa Cruz.  Click on image for full size.

The Left Coast


I’ve always loved HDR photography. The intense contrast and bright colors appeal to me.  Lately I have been uploading my photos to Flickr.  I came across two photos I took on the coast of California.  It was the same image with two different exposures.  Normally you want more exposures, but I decided to give it a go anyway.   Click on the image.

RR tracks running along the California Coast south of SF