Monthly Archives: November 2011

Gaviota Coast

November rain showers off the Gaviota Coast. Related Posts: Paleopit, Surfing Cetaceans, Refugio Beach Sunset, Rincon Point Sunset, Miramar Beach Sunset

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Depression Era Portrait of Florence Owens Thompson

“She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields and birds that the children killed.”  —Dorothea Lange, photographer working for the U. S. Resettlement Administration The image above, titled Migrant Mother, has been heralded as … Continue reading

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Ruminations on a Hart-Parr 18-36H Tractor (1930)

“It is no longer good business to have a lot of money invested in horse-flesh. . .when you can buy a Hart-Parr ‘Little Devil’ Tractor.” —Hart-Parr Company advertisement slogan from the 1910s In 1897, mechanical engineers Charles W. Hart and … Continue reading

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A Snowy Rose Valley Falls

The typically ephemeral and lackluster waterfall at Rose Valley Campground in Ventura County seen here, center frame, as a mere vertical blackened bare spot lost amidst the more eye catching snow-frosted mountain.

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Fried Fungus Nuggets

I happened across this Hericium erinaceus (bearded tooth, lion’s mane, pom pom) a few days ago. It was late afternoon and after walking a few miles down the trail I was looking for a place to sit and eat a … Continue reading

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