Walkabout, Day 28 — April 8, 2018


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Saturday was a rainy day and Vesta and I spent most of it doing our taxes, but we did go out and take few couple photos when the rain let up and we took a short walk to San Rafael Park and back.

The tree on the Strand above is starting to go green. I photograph this tree a lot and I’m suspecting in a week or so you won’t be able to see and of those branches, because there will be so many leaves on it.


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This little peach tree is right in front of our house and though the peaches are small, they are delicious.


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Peach Blossoms


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The entrance to San Rafael Park. We went through it, took exactly one photo before the rain came, so we hustled on home.


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And this is the one photo. I photograph this pathway from this spot often. During the summer it reminds me of Paris. I don’t know why, it just does.


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Last night we went walkabout in Reno’s Mayberry Park. We’d never been there before, I don’t know why, maybe it’s because San Rafael is only a nine minute walk from home. However, we’ll be back, the trails are safe and great and you can even walk up high hills. And there is climbing there too, but I can’t see us climbing up the side of a cliff anytime soon.


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There is a concrete pathway from the parking lot to a bridge, which crosses the river, and  there are a lot of businesses on the right, which employ a lot of people, so the park people or the business people set up quite a few picnic tables along the way, so the folks who work there can eat lunch by the river. That’s kinda neat.


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Oh look! Vesta photographed my good side.


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This bridge is really spooky, because you can see the river below through the slats between the boards. It really gives you a sense of vertigo. Not like you’re on a suspension bridge, but close. But it’s not so bad if you don’t look down.


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Here are Susan and Saul, who we met as soon as we got to the other side of the river. They walk a lot, jog too.


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We took a path up into the hills and from there I photographed the bridge below.


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Down from the hill and back on the pathm we met a young man wearing sunglasses. He was pleasant, but shy, he said, when it came to having his photograph taken. We could, however, photograph his dog, Brewski. “He loves having his picture taken,” he said. And he was telling us true.


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A little graffiti out in the middle of nowhere. Well, not nowhere, but close.


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Peace. And here I’m checking out the photo of Vesta I just took and you can see it below.


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Here are Ryan and Lana, who like us, were out for a walk. After we took their photograph, I asked them, like I ask most young couples, if they were married. They’re not. So, like I do a lot, I told them we’re wedding photographers. Hey, it could happen! And if it does, who better to photograph their wedding then us?


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We’d walked quite away on the pathway on the south side of the river and it was getting late, so we were going to have to turn around and go back the way we came, because our car was on the other side and there was only one bridge. But just before we turned around, we met Rylie and Michael.


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And I just might have mentioned that we’re wedding photographers, like I did with Lana and Ryan, and you can see Rylie’s reaction above.


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Coming back to the bridge.


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A black and white photograph of the Truckee taken from the bridge.


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It’s getting late, but we can’t go home yet, because we gotta hang around till sundown, because you can’t get a sundown photo if you’re in your car on the way home. You gotta wait for it.


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I really liked this photo, but after I took it, I noticed she had her phone in her hand. So I took it again, without the phone. Then, when I got to my computer, I decided to post them both.


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So now all we have to do is wait around for the sun to go down.


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And here it is, our Walkabout Sundown Photograph. See you tomorrow.


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