Monday, December 12, 2016

St. Thomas harbor

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
(Click photograph to see a larger image.)
I've been exploring the collections at the Library of Congress again, and I discovered this panoramic view of the harbor and town in St. Thomas, taken in 1922, just a couple of years before my mother was born (and only five years after the Virgin Islands became part of the United States). She grew up in town, just up the street from the columned church near the left side of this picture (the St. Thomas Reformed Church).

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Moore Creek Preserve

This is probably my current favorite place to run or hike. Moore Creek is on the western edge of Santa Cruz. It's a city park but also an active cattle ranch. On a clear day, you can see across Monterey Bay all the way to Monterey.

Moore Creek Preserve, Santa Cruz, California

Today, the fog rolled in like a giant wave, obscuring the ocean. This picture seemed to call for black and white.

Moore Creek Preserve, Santa Cruz, California