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February 7, 2023

Flooded Waterways, Snow Covered Highways

Rainstorms in Sonoma usually mean snowstorms in Tahoe. As of Jan. 10, snowpack in the Sierra is 214% of normal, according to the California...

If the Rain Comes, They Run and Hide Their Heads

In February 2019, Healdsburg got 20.8 inches of rain in 48 hours, causing flooding of the Russian River, shown in the left picture.  Flood waters...

Italy’s Famous Christmas Cake

Panettone is another one of Italy’s culinary gifts to the world. It’s a brioche-like cake filled with raisins and candied fruits, traditionally enjoyed over...

All Trucks, Great and Small

Imagine a small kid, five years old, getting a Tonka truck for Christmas. Imagine later that kid playing with a dad who has slightly...

Christmas Lights in the Sky

The picture above is a full arcing rainbow, portrayed in last week’s Photo of the Week dropping behind vineyards and trees, as if painted...

Artist’s Arresting Light

Four times in the past week. That’s the number of times people pulled over to the side of the road because something fantastic was...

A Tale of Two Trees

Back in the ‘Burg. Here’s the Plaza’s beautifully decorated tree. And here’s another digital tree, beautiful in its simplicity at Healdsburg Community Church.  The Plaza’s...

Luminous Season

Once upon a time, real trees were cut for warmth, shipbuilding, utensil making and various sundry things. And once upon a time not so...

Thanksgiving’s Bounty

Since Thanksgiving Day 1621, 401 years later there is much for which to be thankful. When sitting down this Thanksgiving, one should take a...

Porsche Seen About Town Defies the Odds

Dang. What in the barnyard-livin’, truck-drivin’, T-shirt-wearin’, country-croonin’, cuzzin-cussin’, doggone tarnation is this? Photo of the week? Could be photo of the year, don’t...
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