April 10, 2015: A reading chair sits under a skylight at the Forestiere Underground Gardens in Fresno. Baldassare Forestiere built the 65-room, 10-acre estate between 1906 to 1946. Members of the Forestiere family still run the location. The historic site is open for tours, but reservations are required.
April 9, 2015: Douglas B-18 Bolo medium bomber on display at the Castle Air Museum in Atwater, California. In December 1941, the Japanese destroyed many obsolete B-18 Bolos at Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines. The Army Air Force quickly reassigned the remaining B-18s to anti-submarine duty. On October 2, 1942, a B-18A Bolo depth charged and sank the German submarine U-512 in waters off French Guiana
September 13, 2020: Train mural on an exterior wall of 1899 building in Mojave, California. In 1876, Mojave began as a construction camp on the Southern Pacific Railroad. During the early 20th Century, Mojave served as the headquarters for the construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
September 10, 2020. Tomorrow the nation commemorates the 2,977 lives lost 19 years ago in the terror attacks. Despite closures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Pepperdine University has set up the Waves of Flags exhibit. The display of 2,977 flags is closed to the public, but Pepperdine University encourages viewing from Pacific Coast Highway. My images taken this morning have an orange cast, thanks to brush fire smoke. Waves of Flags will remain on display through September 21, 2020.
September 4, 2020. A Santa Barbara Zoo staff member has a close encounter with one of the zoo's Chilean Flamingos. After the zoo staff cleaned the flamingo flock's pond and performed medical checks, this bird wanted his closeup. A dozen new chicks this year have increased the zoo's flamingo flock.
My thoughts on images past and present.