More on the Lightning Fires

Photo by Kim Sallaway last night-click to enlarge The numerous Lightning Fires of June 2008 will go down in California history. Kim Sallaway, incredible local photographer, took pictures to commemorate the events. He says, “There are plenty of choppers working the fires. However; there are not enough. The nearby Paradise Fire is quite large and only 5% controlled. I went

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The Dark is Burning

The Dark is Burning Playing with my settings, I took this photo tonight. The real sunset was Tangerine and lavender–beautiful but this photo called to me instead. It captures my feeling about the diesel burning through the Humboldt Nights to make Humboldt Green. As a whole, I think I prefer photos that capture the truth of the actual moment. But,

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A Portrait of an Artist

Painting mounted against a Timber Frame Building Based on Botticelli’s Fortitude Artists add color to our tiny rural community. They do so in a myriad of ways that don’t fit into established ideas of great art and “true culture.” For instance, my husband’s stepfather, Mike Robinson, immerses himself in painting reproductions of works deemed “great art.” Sometimes, I’ve heard people

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I'm Thinking Spring

The Thinker Doubles his Efforts San Francisco may have Rodin but we have Gail Crosby. One of my favorite local artists has added a thoughtful new touch to a favorite Salmon Creek icon. The Head was originally created by Fenwick but Gail has kept him adorned in various items over the years (See Humboldt Homestead). I love his thoughtful new

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