Here you will find photos of Mindling family activities, with occasional "serious" work thrown in. Comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also visit www.TonyMindling.com to see more of my work, and to inquire about photograph sales.
- Bud's La Salle
A chip-sealed road that winds up and down across creeks, through oaks, and past ponds leads to Bud's Automotive. His wife is an energetic gardener, so a visit to our mechanic is also like a visit to a botanical garden. One of the fine things about this Foothill life that we are grateful for.
- Eagle Lake Photos
Hilda is off for a weekend with "The Girls", and we have pulled together some family snaps for show-and-tell. Certainly not everyone is here, but they will be added "in the fullness of time".
- Graegle "Extras"
- Greagle Cover Shoot Selects
Selects from the cover shoot with models John Williamson, his son-in-law Aaron, and grandsons Adin and Spencer. All taken at the Highway 89 bridge over the Feather River at Graegle on Sunday, October 23, 2011
- Happy birthday Mabel!
Mabel Wilhelmina Metze was born September 24, 1907, and was one of my Dad Leo's many first cousins. She was daughter of Rose Mindling Metze, who was my grandfather John's sister. Rose and two other sisters, Olive and Anna, and three brothers, John, Carl, and Louis, grew up on a farm in Ohio.
- Matt Clark
- New Stuff-1980 mostly skiing
- New Stuff-1986 Indian Valley
- New Stuff-1987 Pandy's puppies
- New Stuff-Hiking, Biking, and Home-1994
- New Stuff-Morrill Hall and TR6 1986
- Phoenix - November 1996
Visiting with new grandbaby Sonora. Hilda had flown down as soon as the Sonora was born, camped in a tent in the back yard, and I joined her as soon as work allowed. Very special times.
A short collection of recent work
- Stereo Cards
- The Little Christmas Tree
A Story for Children and Grandparents
- Western Pacific RR Museum (posterized)
I had a bit of post-processing fun with these. These are also available without the posterization effect, but just as colorful. Notoce 6946 - "The Centennial" reputed by the museum as the world's largest diesel engine. Tune "Railroad Bill" played by Etta Baker and Taj Mahal.
- May 2015
- April 2015
- A Walk to the S. Fork
- March 2015
- February 2015
- January 2015
- Christmas 2014
- Lunch in Loomis, 12/2014
Fun times and fun pics with Don and Liz at the High Hand Nursery and Restaurant in Loomis
- Fall at the Cooligans - November 2014
- Mendocino Coast Kayak Trip - Edit
Larry Deckard led kayaking of the Big, Albion, and Noyo Rivers on the Mendocino Coast
- Mendocino Coast Kayak Trip - Archive
Sierra club trip led by Larry Deckard and Shelley Brown.
- Tallitsch-Plikuhn gathering in Grass Valley
November 5, 6, and 7, 2014
- November 2014 - A Dampish Morning
- Blue Lake Hike
Fall camping and hiking with David on Bishop Creek
- Gallery Landscaping
AODC Rose Garden hardscaping project by David Blonski,
- Lakes Basin Paddling Trip August 2014
- Camping and Paddling Echo and Caples Lakes
A few achy muscles, a bit a huffing and puffing at somewhere between 7,500 feet and the edge of space, and lots of laughs.
- Eagle Lake 2014
- Jaclyn and Michael: June 28, 2014
Tahoe and Family - what a great mix! It's a wonderful world, and wonderful family - we are "Over the Rainbow" proud of you!
- Granddaughter Julie's High School Graduation Party - June 2014
- Ashland Weekend - June 6 through 9, 2014
- Anza-Borrego 2014
- Paddling Drake's Esterro
Drakes Esterro kayaking and Point Reyes Seashore hikes
- Point Reyes
Camping in Olema, Escape From Flood, Visits to the Town of Point Reyes Station and the Point Reyes National Seashore
- America's Cup
Thanks to my cousin, Monica Mindling Heidesch, who is also a sailing nut, I was inspired to join Cup festivities and Monica's family for a day during their week in San Francisco. They had come from Georgia to be part of the excitement of the America's Cup finals. Oh - I really went to get a first hand visit with angelic 6-year-old Claire. Since her grandpa and I are nearly twins, I like to think of her as another grandchild.
- The TR6
Purchased about 1983. Stored from about 1993. Resurrected in 2009/2010.
- Eagle Lake 2013
The annual family campout
- Sacramento River Paddle Trip
Two days on the Sacramento River with Larry Deckard
- Anza-Borrego Desert 2013
- Mendocino Coast - May 2012
A couple of weeks on the Mendocino Coast, camping at Van Damme SP, and at Dolphin Island Marina
- Don and Liz 50th Anniversary
- Family Documents
- The Continuing Adventures of Mickey and Joey
- Mickey and Joey - the first two days
Thank you, Tanner, for sharing your life with us. We were "We Three" for nine years.
- August Featured Artist - Gallery in Georgetown
As the featured artist for the month of August, I've hung a bit of a show, and there will be a reception on August 12. C'mon up - 49 south to Cool from Auburn. Left at the stopsign (the only traffic control in town), then follow 193 about 12 miles to the quaint old mining town of Georgetown. Truly, "Beyond Cool"
- Tahoe, July 2012
- Eagle Lake 2012
The (approximately) 39th annual Mindling family gathering at Eagle Lake. We have had years of newborns, a wedding, and this year it played out against a background of loss. But always we celebrate the joy of our time together as this wonderful extended family.
- A Day on the Bay
Paddling Newport Bay, from nature preserve to the realm of the 1 percent
- Christmas 2011
The family gathering at Matt and Mary's in Reno
- The California Autumn Classic Concourse - Morgan Hill, October 16, 2011
Cal and Dan of the Sacramento BSCC invited me to drive down to this event with them. Great fun to see all the cars, talk to folks, and take pictures as always.
- Bridgeport Run
An outing with the Sacramento United British Sports Car Club. Great roads, beautiful cars, great folks, and even a bit of history.
- Taylor's First Birthday
Reno, September 2011
- Paddling Lake Natomas - August
With Larry, Pat, and Bob
- Eagle Lake July 2011
Loaf, visit, paddle, hike, eat; repeat for ten days.
- Yosemite - June 2011
We blew a hole in our calendar to be there for a couple of days during what is probably a high water time of a generation. Rain and sun - all gorgeous.
- Retired Trucks
Like a pair of old friends sitting in rockers on a porch
- A Party for Jaclyn and Brianne
A fine party for a couple of great kids. Reno, June 18, 2011
- Ashland Visit June 2011
- Le Cirque Centre Performs 'Peter Pan' June 11th, 2010
Granddaughter's Sonora and Zea starred, oh well, contributed significantly, to this fantastic performance in Ashland.
- Novato Birthdays and Delta Camping - May 2010
- Amgen May 2011
The racers made three rounds through downtown and oldtown Auburn at the start of the third stage. Here are some shots in Old Town Auburn.
- A Couple of Days in Berkeley, May 2011
- Azalea Evening Garden
- Chico Wildflower Century
About the best way to enjoy a Spring day in the foothills
- Marie's 50th
A grand party in Reno
- San Francisco - April 2011
A spring outiing to the coast at rhododenron time
- March 2011 - 15 Minutes in Sacramento
Most of these were taken during a 15-minute walk from the car on the way to meet up with Hilda at Sacramento's Community Center Theatre where we saw "9 to 5".
- From Behind the Glass - Roadside Chiapas, 2006
These photos were shot more-or-less from the hip during a trip to Oaxaca and Chiapas in 2006. I photographed as we were travelling in the tour van whenever something outside caught my eye. Looking back at these images from six years ago, it seemed that an abstract treatment was fitting for that parallel universe captured in thousandths of a second fragments as it reeled past the glass windows.
- 2011-02-11-Beyond Cool
A photo ramble up to Georgetown, then following the foothill roads down through Garden Valley and Greenwood.
- 2010-02 Don and Bob's birthdays
Another of those wonderful weekends
- Lake Clementine Paddle
January 29, 2011
- Along the Embarcadero
Morning and afternoon walks along San Francisco's waterfront
- A Berkeley Weekend
Two nights at the comfortably vintage Berkeley city club, and a bit of poking around town
- Cronan Ranch Hike
A sunny day in December - Music by Trace Bundy: Stones Serenade
- 2010.12.05-Late Fall-Early Winter
Sunday Morning at the Mindling's
- 2010.11.27 - The Little Red Squirrel
This tiny guy has frequently distracted me from my work (whatever that might be) today. Especially when he leaps from the metal railing to the bird feeder, clings frantically for a moment, then, just before slipping off and dropping to the concrete 15 feet below, somehow makes it back to the railing. An impressive aerialist.
- Wood's Proofs
- Thanksgiving 2010
One of those gatherings from which you carry a lasting warmth.
- Coloma bike ride
A wee wobble around the town with my camera
- Plumas County - November 2010
- Cool Rain
A snug weekend after three weeks away from home
- Taylor Marie Clark
Our Great Grandbaby, born September 7, 2010
- A Birthday Weekend
We host Jean and Bill, Ian and Dee, Eric, Sonora and Zea for a birthday catch-up
- Canning By The Harvest Moon
- Zea's Vision
Zea's first photos
- Vintage Travel Trailer Show
It seemed appropriate to photograph this show in Auburn with my 1958 vintage 35mm Exakta SLR. Thanks Don, for the tip! Great fun talking to folks there about trailers and the camera, and also fun with Photoshop and Lightroom.
- Elizabeth's Albums
- Golfing with David
We chase the spiders from the clubs and head out for a bit of fun after some gardening
- Some Assembly Required
An IKEA afternoon shortened to one minute
- Tony's 70th Birthday
- Seven Windmills at Lake Washington, West Sacramento, Races July 24
- Eagle 2010
- Go For The Gold Regatta
The Gold Country Yacht Club's spring event on Scott's Flat Reservoir
- Adding a Room
Our two-bedroom house becoming three
- Wildflower Walk
I took granddaughters Sonora and Zea to Bridgeport where we walked the Buttermilk Bend Trail along the Yuba River
(I Think It's Going to Work Out - Ry Cooder)
- Don's negatives
- Weekend with the Sebastian Mindlings
- A Walk in the Woods
The skies have cleared after a drenching rain in the night. I poke around in the garden to find some early hellebore, then take a walk on the Olmstead trails, working off winter cobwebs and gremlins.
Trace Bundy - "Stone's Serenade"
- S.A.D. Therapy
I take advantage of a sunny day to tone up the legs and the head with a hike at Cronin Ranch.
Music - "Suffer" by Osborne
- Misty Morning Walk With Tanner
- A Snowy Morning
About 8 inches arrived overnight to surprise us in the morning. Got the car sliding crosswise backing down the driveway on the way to take pictures. The kind of day that makes me very grateful to be semi-retired and telecommuting.
- 13 for 2010 Calendar
- Denver Thanksgiving Trip
- Fall 2009
- A Visit from Ian and Dee
Ian and Dee come to visit, with Dee's son Chris, and his wife and daughter, Katie and Bailey
- Loon Lake with David
Twp days of paddling and hiking, catching the last of our Indian Summer
- A Birthday Weekend in Cool
A celebration of summer and fall birthdays with three days and two evenings of good talk and good food.
- Lassen Park
A few photos taken on the way to and from the Ahjuwami paddling overnighter
- Ahjumawi Paddling Trip
An overnighter to Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park with the Sierra Club paddling group
- Mendocino Coast 2009
- Sailing with the Windmill gang
A beautiful day on the Bay with good folks among the varied sights and sounds of the harbor at Alameda.
- Evening in Coloma
Catching the cool time of day - and the good light - down the hill in Coloma. "Catching the Light" - Antoin Dufour.
- Early Morning in Coloma
A short summer outing during the cool of the day. Lisa's Tune, by Robert Taylor
- Snaps with the D300
A trip around the estate with the new camera
- The Fuji in the Garden
I took the "old" Fuji S2 out for a spin in the back yard this afternoon. This is what it saw.
- Back to Loon Lake
Up early to catch the lake in the calm morning light. The tune is "Smell of Coffee", by Greg Brown.
- Eagle Lake Campout - 2009
- Missy and Larry
A Wedding Celebration
- A Hike with Hannah
Granddaughter Hannah and Tony hike the late Spring/Early Summer California foothills at Cronin Ranch, near Pilot Hill.
- Loon Lake
First paddling of the year. Taken with my little waterproof camera, a Pentax Optio W60.
- Cronan Ranch
A few snaps from some recently acquired foothill lands along the SF American River near Cool
- April in the garden
A bit of sunshine and rain and the place wakes up
- April evening at Knickerbocker Flats
This area burnt over last summer - now there are more wildflowers than ever, and the oaks are budding out.
- Knickerbocker Evening
Bored with home improvement, I headed out into the Knickerbocker Flats area on a cold day after a storm.
- Missy and Larry
Missy and Larry stopped by for a birthday visit (Missy's). A delightful afternoon.
- Ashland Visit
We spend a few days with the grandkids in Ashland. We watch Sonora perform at her "Le Cirque" class, attend Zea's science fair, and generally hang out.
- Knickerbocker Ramble
In the wake of over a week of storms a magnificent, hundred-mile-long bank of thunderheads formed along the west slope of the Sierras. Time to grab the photographic gear and head out on a squishy ramble among the old oaks of Knickerbocker Flats on the edge of Cool
- Snow Day
An early morning dusting woke us up with ooohs and aaahs
- Girls Weekend in Sonoma County
Hilda, Marcia, Diane, and Sally get together
- A big day in San Antonio
Grandson David graduates from Air Guard Basic Training
- A Christmas Feast in Grass Valley
Hilda and I joined a warm gathering at the Tallitsch's in Grass Valley for a Christmas feast. David was there from Berkeley, Katie and Curtis were there from Corvallis, Oregon, with Forrest, Josh, and Spencer. Curtis' Mom and Stepdad were also there, as well as his sister and her husband.
A Thanksgiving visit with the Greenleafs
- This 'n That - Late Summer and Fall
Garden visitors, a ride to Coloma, fall color in the back yard
- Early November - Pointed Rock Ranch
A series of early rain storms has passed through leaving clear air and puffy clouds that pulled me out from behind the computer for a short outing with bike and camera.
- Indian Summer in Plumas County
A calm, warm weekend rambling around one of my favorite places
- A Birthday Visit to Ashland
Hilda, Tony, Jean, and Bill enjoy a long weekend visit with Eric and the girls
- BBQ at Marie and Mitch's
We travelled to Reno for a visit with Jessica, out for a week from Virginia
- An Afternoon at Loon Lake
We found our own little island for reading, swimming, and just staring at the blue water and the blue sky. . .
- Eagle Lake Family Campout - 2009
Despite some hazy days from the many forest fires, it was another fine gathering
- Fire in the Canyon
More and more when we leave home we wonder if it will still be there when we return. This one was in the American River Canyon, just above the confluence of the North and Middle Forks.
- Eric and the Girls Visit
A warm weather visit with lots of splashing
- Plumas County Ramble
If you happen to be in Chico, your mind occupied by daily cares, find your way to the Deer Creek Highway, State Route 32. As you wind out of the hot valley into the cool mountains, through the woods and past that clear water, your mind will begin to clear and you notice the clean scent of Jeffrey pines. By the time you arrive in Chester in Plumas County you will be grinning. Find some fruit at a produce stand, a gift for your lady in one of the shops. If not there, perhaps down the way at the potters studio in Clear Creek, or an antique shop in Greenville. Listen to the red-winged blackbirds claim their territory along a quiet byway in Indian Valley. And then cruise on home, tension abated, a day well spent.
- A Southwest Journey
Getting there - Cool to Flagstaff
- Tony's Birthday
A Gathering in Sebastapol
- Mountain Biking
My first mountain biking expedition took me around about seven miles of the Olmstead loop outside of Cool.
- Jamison's First Birthday
A beautiful Reno afternoon at Terri and Tony's
- A Visit From Sonora and Zea
Sonora and Zea spend their first time away from home on a week-long visit with their grandparents in Cool.
WARNING! EXCESSIVE CUTE GRANDCHILD CONTENT. MATERIAL MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 AND 60.
- Kings Game
We lucked on to some tickets, so we back-to-backed a matinee of "Spelling Bee" with the Sacramento Kings versus the Portland Trailblazers in the evening.
- Deanna and Ian
A wedding at Walley's Hot Springs, Carson Valley, Nevada.
- Grandma Visits Baby Jamison
WARNING! An unabashed collection of grandparent photos of the newest grandbaby
- A San Francisco Weekend
Marie and Hilda treat Julie to a birthday weekend in the City
- Eye Yoga
Seeing stuff around the place
- Bob and Don Birthday Visit
A two-night get-together at our home with Bob and Connie and Don and Liz for the annual dual birthday celebration.
- The Egret
We thought this egret had eaten all of our goldfish, but it turned out they were just in hiding for a couple of days after his visit to our pond
- Paddling the Feather River
A Sierra Club Paddling Outing
- January 2008 This 'n That
- Paddling the Cosumnes
A winter Sierra Club outing at the Cosumnes River Wildlife Preserve
A warm family visit in Reno
Our week on the coast was very relaxing. Haven't been that mellow for quite some time. We had all of the coastal weather - sun that prompted shedding of the long-sleeved pullovers as we sat in our old spot on the Russian Gulch bluff with our snacks and books, wisps of fog creeping into the bays until it completely closed us in for a day, then more sun, then a fine day and night of rain while we hunkered in and read. And finally a bright, crisp, fall day to bring us home through Boonville and Philo where the Anderson Valley grape vines still showed colors from yellow to wine red. We saw a nice play at the little theater in Mendocino, paddled up the river past heron, seals, otters, and osprey into the sun where we lunched on a warm grassy bank, then down with the tide into the fog to BBQ marinaded pork chops from Mendosa's, read, and drift off to sleep to the sound of the surf and the bell buoy guarding Van Damme Cove.
- Indian Valley and Taylorsville
Some Sweet Photos from a Sweet Place. Please also visit www.TonyMindling.com to see more of my work, and to inquire about photograph sales.
- Cosumnes Preserve
On the way back from a Stockton job site I strayed off the 5 to take a walk through riparian woodlands and valley oak savanah. Please also visit www.TonyMindling.com to see more of my work, and to inquire about photograph sales.
- Hilda's Birthday Party
Marie put on a nice family get-together in Reno
- Kayaking Burney Falls
Well, actually David and I hiked the falls and kayaked Lake Britton and Baum Lake on a Sierra Club paddler's outing
- First Light
Shuffling about the house at sunrise, coffee in one hand, camera in the other. . .
- Loon Lake Overnighter
Hilda and I took the Minnie on a spur-of-the-moment outing to Loon Lake on Sunday. Monday we explored the canyons of the Rubicon and the North Fork American before having dinner in Foresthill and heading home.
- Sonora and Zea in Ashland, Oregon
Summer snapshots from Rachel
- Loon Lake Paddle
A breezy day on the lake
- New Jersey Visit
- A Visit with Ian and Dee
We travel to Carson City for a nice visit and an engagement party
- Tallitsch Gathering - August 4-5
Katie and Curtis' move from Hawaii to Oregon provides a rare chance for a gathering of the full Tallitsch clan. A couple of Plikuhns and a Mindling show up as well, for good company and food. The overnight in Grass Valley gives us an opportunity to convene our "Toy Houses".
- Eagle Lake Campout-July
- July - Sailboat maintenance
Major work was done on our Windmill Class sailbost, Sharlet. I finished of the hull repair that was begun last year, and painted her inside and out.
- A Day at Loon Lake
Let's see, spend Sunday in the upper 90's in Cool, or drive an hour to Loon Lake and enjoy the low 80's on the water? Hmmmmm. . .
- Shannon and David
Hilda got to go see all our old buds from Susanville while I stayed home with an abcessed tooth, oh my. But didn't she bring back some fine pics?
Shannon Bekins and David Kahm at Ocean Song Farm, Occidental, California
- June-RV pad and office panoramas
I played with a panorama program and documented our new RV pad (with power and water and sewer, oh my!) and office.
- A Nice Day on the other side of the mountain
I had a half-day's work in Reno. Afterwards I stopped by to spend some nice time with Terri, Tony, and Jamison, and then played in Donner Lake on the way home.
- Going for the Gold at Scott's Flat
We join some other Windmillers with grandkids Jacklyn and Jeremy for some real sailboat racing
- Upper Rogue River, Oregon
Camping our way up the Rogue River from Medford to Crater Lake
- Down the Umpqua, Oregon
Hilda and I follow the Umpqua River from the Oregon Cascades to the Pacific
- Ashland, Oregon
A Week in Ashland with Sonora and Zea
- May Miscellany
- Baby Shower for Dana and Sebastian
- Hello Jamison!
Jamison was born about 7 AM this morning to Tony and Terri Lockhart, making it a baker's dozen worth of Grandkids for Hilda and I.
- S. California trip and Kim and Carl Mindling visit
We found a Minnie Winnie on Craig's list, headed down to the Oxnard area to buy it and drive it back, then had a fine visit on Saturday with Kim and Carl Mindling
- Yet Another Baby shower for Terri
A warm gathering at Marie and Mitch's
- Terri's Baby Shower
Jamison is due the end of April
- Between Cool and Jackson
Selection and Color - inspired by the work of Pete Turner
- A New Year's Visit to Ashland
We drive up to Oregon to visit Eric and Rachel's new home in Ashland
- New Jersey
A Thanksgiving Visit with the Greenleafs
- This 'n That
This 'n That in November
- Rainy Day in Old Auburn
The downspouts of vintage homes are still drip-dripping from the rain that passed through earlier in the day. Sunlight is in and out as the clouds clear, raising a slight mist from wet streets. A fine new camera in my hand. Oh, the joy!
- October 2006
Paddling on loon Lake
- September 2006
- Jessica and Matt
Jessica and Matt's Wedding at Donner - September 2, 2006
- Rebuilding the deck
Our 30-year-old redwood deck has bit the dust.
- Eagle 2006
Every year is the best - and so was this one
- Fred's Road Video
Our expedition to the Pine Creek estuary and the Eagle Lake marshes
- May 2006
Windmill sailing and home improvement projects
- Hilda and Tony's 25th Anniversary
Our kids put on a fine party for us in Reno
- April 2006
Grandkids visit, and a quick trip to Yosemite
- Mexico Trip Video Snapshots
Sights and sounds from Mexico, 2006
- Mexico Trip 2006
A nine-day tour with Traditions Mexico to visit the ancient Mayan city of Palenque and the living Mayan weavers of the Chiapas highlands
Bakeresfield, the Carrizo Plain, around home
- March Snow
We got this rare snowfall in March
- A hike with Don, and a snowy morning
A hike with Don at Knickerbocker Flats
- Knickerbocker rambling
California rains greened up our hills inviting me out to discover Knickerbocker flats
Anchor Bay and Terri's Surprise Birthday
Eagle Lake, garage remodel, new driveway, landscaping, living room makeover
- New Jersey
A New Jersey visit with Annie and Dan, and grandkids Hannah and Dana
A visit to Missy's and the garden after a spring rain
The Great Living Room Makeover
- December - Christmas in Reno
Christmas in Reno with Marie's and Matt's families
Up in misty Del Norte
- October - Down in Mexico
A visit in Oaxaca and a tour with Don, Liz, Bob, and Connie
- September - Northern CA Camping
A trip to Jedediah Smith State Park
- August - Eagle Lake campout
- July - A Northern CA Weekend and Tallitsch PArty
We visit Crescent City, and Don and Liz hold a family gathering in Nevada City
- June - Mendocino Camping
A week at Van Damme with the Speth family
- June - A Visit From Jaclyn and Jeremy
We enjoy some time with grandkids
- May - A Visit from Rachel and Eric
A visit from the Mexico Mindlings is a special treat
- May - A New Jersey Visit
Tony and Hilda enjoy a visit with grandchildren Dana and Hanna in New Jersey
- April - Our hiking season
When the hills are green, the air is still cool, and the wildflowers bloom
- March - Visitors and Projects
Ian and Dee come to visit - Missy's here, too
- February - A Sebastapol Party
A birthday party for Don and Bob in Sebastapol
- January - Not far from home
- Thumb Family
- Fall and Winter
- July - Eagle Campout 2003
- This 'n That
Mostly around home
- October - Oaxaca, Mexico
We visit Eric's family over Dios de los Muertos - The Day of the Dead.
- Completing the bathroom remodel
- September - Malakof Diggin's
A camping trip with Matt and Mary's family
- August - San Francisco
We cool off at Fort Mason - and play with digital for the first time.
- March - A Week on the Mendocino Coast
- January - Meagan and Rich Wedding
A celebration in the Tahoe snow.
- June - Eagle Lake
The year Sebastian led us to Fred's Road.
- May - Donner Lake
A visit to Marie's cabin at Donner.
- Swimming and Science Fair with the Speth Kids
- Eagle Lake Campout
- San Simeon
- House and Garden
Late winter/Early Spring - projects and garden photos
- Leo's 89th Brithday
- Backpacking with David
A backpack trip with Grandson David from Leavitt Meadow to Chain-of-Lakes in the Sierras
- New Album
- MHRA Regatta
Sailing Eagle Lake with David
- 1994-Bishop Century
My first 100-miler. A beautiful fall drive to the site and a beautiful day.
- Tallitsch Picnic in Menlo Park
Don and Liz host a family get-together
A July camping trip to the Mendocino Coast
- 1994-Hilda, Marcia, Sally, and Diane in Mexico
- Katie and Curtis November 21, 1992
Wedding in Pacific Grove
- July 1992 - Mostly Zach
A gathering of Speths at Grandma and Grandpa Mindling's in Cool
- Altamont Pass Hydro Testing
Drilling, slug tests, and groundwater sampling at Altamont Pass
- Leo and Tessie's 50th Anniversary
A spring day in 1989 with friends and family
- Novato visit
- Lakes Basin 1986
A Fall outing to Graegle and the Lakes Basin Area
- Canada EXPO 1986
We head north on our first trip with Tacky and the Terry Taurus for the Vancouver EXPO, The Sunshne Coast of B.C., a sunny ride through the San Juans, and past Mt. Rainier.
- Patrick's Point Camping - 1986
Wildflowers and scenics
- Susan River Paddling Expedition
Eric and Pa explore the (scenic?) lower Susan River
- Jessica's Second Birthday
- 1985-Susan River
Hilda and Tony go fishing, hike with Ansel and Pandy, and phootograph spring wildflowers
- Winter 1984-85
Snow in Susanville, spring in Novato and Chico
- Susanville Snow
An afternoon on Fredonyer Pass and along the Susan river
- Dad visits Ian at UC Santa Cruz
- Susanville Days
- Eagle Lake 1983
- Susanville Days
A flipped lumber truck, pregnant Marie, Annie's Lassen High graduation, and Tony commiting Home Improvement
- 1983 Lassen hike with Ian
In which Ian finds a rock and summits
- Susanville Spring - 1982
Flowers and Ansel as a puppy
- Down on the River
With Ray and Dee - A Fourth on the Yuba
- Goodbye 1822 Virginia Avenue
- Homecoming at Malakof Diggin's SHP
A legendary camping trip to Malakof Diggin's which coincided with the annual homecoming festivities
- Patrick's Point Camping
- Lakes Basin and Lassen Park
Hiking and swimming in Lakes Basin with Tom, Barbara, and the kids; Brokeoff Mtn hike with Hilda, Cinder Cone canoeing and hiking with Ian and Eric
- Susanville - 1982
Late Winter/Early Spring
- Lassen in the Fall
A tribute to the beauty of Lassen County, our home from 1980 to 1987.
- Woodcutting portraits
We take a few snaps during a rest break on a crisp fall Lassen County woodcutting outing
- Yea Team!
Lassen high football, 1981
- On the Yuba
An epic Fourth of July gathering at Ray and Dee's placer claim
- Mendocino Honeymoon
Hilda and Tony head for the coast - April 1981
- Hilda and Tony's Wedding
- This 'n That - 1981
- Thanksgiving in San Mateo
A warm and elegant family gathering at the Tallitsch's in San Mateo
- Malakof Diggin's berry picking
Hilda and Tony pickin' berries at North Bloomfield.
- Antelope Lake
Looks like I was in an arty mood this trip. But Ian, Eric, and Hilda wandered into the frame on occassion
Hayden Hill, North Pine, and a visit to Novato
- Trip to Novato with Ian and Eric
Helping the folks do some property cleanup, and some nice portraits at Washoe Lake
- Yuba River and Humbug Creek
Swimming holes extraordinaire - shaped by the sculptured granite of the Yuba River, and beneath - and at the brink of - the falls on Humbug Creek in Malakof Diggin's State Park. And the VW camper appropriately turns 200,000 on a dirt road expedition with my boys.
- Eagle Lake
A nature hike to Papoose Meadow, swimming from Sharlet, Paul goes fishing
- A Day on Angel Island
We picniced with the folks in Tiburon, then Eric, Ian, and I ferried our bikes over to Angel Island for a day of exploring
A few selects
- October - A Hike Up Hunter Creek
Explorations with Ian and Eric, pumpkin carving, and the victorian block in Susanville
- Elysian Valley - The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.
1. The Road Not Taken
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
- Eagle Lake Campout
- Tahoe Sailing
A Sierra Yacht Club Event
Tidepools, Jughandle Beach, town, and the Pygmy Forest
- May-Firewood and a Square Rigged Ship
We cut firewood in Susanville, and watch the training ship Christian Radich enter the Golden Gate
- Cross Country Skiing at Tahoe
- Marin Coast
Hilda and I hiked and picniced one afternoon on the Marin County Coast south of Drakes Bay. Just three photos, but a nice one of my lady, and a memory of a fine day.
- Eagle in September with Garth Hancock
Gentle breezes took us to the rocky beach at Eagle's Nest, and we drove up to the fire lookout.
- Malakoff Diggin's
Hike down Humbug Creek to the waterfall, a bit of a parade, and the "diggin's"
- A few snaps from Virginia Street
Hanging at the old place in Novato
- Eagle Lake
Classic Eagle campout - Swimming from Sharlet, rocking the scamper, the ice caves, fishing with Uncle Paul
- Tahoe and Pyramid
Outings to Skunk Harbor at Tahoe, and the hot springs at Pyramid Lake.
- In Reno
Old ranch on South Virginia Street, my "mobile" home, kite flying with the boys.
- May-Novato and Donner
Elizabeth and Margie, Tom crafts a doll house, snow play near Donner Lake
- XCtry Skiing-February
Tony, Ian, and Eric skinear Mt. Rose
- Sailing at Tahoe and Eagle
- Eric's Ninth Birthday
A backyard birthday at the Hillside house
- Donner Lake Regatta
A Sierra Yacht Club Event
- Washoe in Winter
Most of these were taken when Marie and I did a photo outing in Washoe Valley. We went out in the morning to photograph, then processed the Ektachrome the same day.
- Highway 1 Trip
In the Fall Hilda and I drove up Highway 1 from Marin County to Mendocino.
- Eagle Lake 1977
Eagle Lake - 1977
Camping with the gang, exploration of ruins at Pine Creek, a visit to the ice caves
- Sebastian's 86th birthday
We gathered on Virginia Street in Novato at Tessie's beautiful candle-lit table
- Holidays and Birthdays
Easter, Birthdays, and Halloween, 1976
- Hillside Drive
- Drakes Bay
A fine day for the beach
- On Hillside Drive
Snowball cricket, cardboard box fun, and a wee bunny
- Point Reyes and Muir Woods
Tony and Jean and Bob and Hilda go camping
- Virginia City
The City in the '70's
- New Album
- New Album
- New Album
- This 'n That - 1969
- New Mexico
An early spring camping trip through the southwest.
- This 'n That - 1968
- Ian's Early Days Part II
- Ian's Early Days Part I
"Time it was and what a time it was" . . .
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- This 'n That - '64 and '65
- UNR Summer Field Geology Camp
The first half of the camp was at Olinghouse, in the Nevada desert east of Reno. The second phase was in the Dardanelles area of the Sierras, south of Sonora Pass.
- Liz and Don's Wedding
Greisbach, Germany, December 22, 1962
- Golden Hotel Fire - Reno
One of the major hotels at the time - in the heart of the Virginia Street gambling area.
- This 'n that in '62
Family and Novato
Uncle Don takes me on a grand tour of Europe. We join my Grandpa, who had been visiting his brothers in Hungary.
- Camping at Alpine Lake
With Granparent's Tallitsch, Ruth (Mindling) and Earl Sparks, and Aunt Helen and Uncle Paul Thompson. Back in the day before asphalt pad campsites.
- July Fourth on Virginia Street
A delightful family gathering beside the creek
- Tracy goes to a carnival
- Mary Anne's HS Graduation
- West Marin
- Yosemite Camping Trips
A 1960 trip, with a few from a 1962 trip with Bob and Connie
- Sebastian in Hungary
Sebastian returned to visit his home and brothers in Romania in 1961, 50 years after he had emigrated to the USA.
- Mindling 50th
A 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration in Napa
Out Novato Boulevard and a picnic in the patio
- Laguna Seca Races
A 1958 sports car road race - I can still smell the Castrol
- Athene on SF Bay
Aboard Jimmie Wilhite's 63 foot yawl
- Picnic in San Jose
A picnic in Red Rock Park hosted by Rod and Eula Mindling.
- Trip to Glacier NP
There are many more photos still to add to this album - A family trip with the Plymouth and Mainliner through Nevada and Idaho to Glacier NP in Montana. We swung back through Washington and Oregon, stopping at Crater Lake.
- 1958 Miscellaneous
- Lassen Park 1957
- 1957 Misc
- Camping at Blue Lakes and Russian Gulch
Our early days of trailer camping. Grandpa and Grandma Tallitsch had a trailer then, too. Here we are on a couple of trips we took together - one to Blue Lakes in September 1956, and then off to Russian Gulch on the Mendocino Coast in May of 1957. For the Blue Lakes trip I had borrowed from my high school camera club a camera called an Exa - a German-made 35mm single lens reflex. I was entranced with the image through the pentaprism, showing exactly what the lens saw - and the next year ordered an Exacta VXIIA with my summer earnings. The camera was shipped from Switzerland to the folks bank, which had been holding the payment pending its safe arrival. Probably the most exiting purchase of my lifetime.
- Christmas 1957
Christmas 1957 at the Tallitsch's on Novato Boulevard
- Mt. Tamalpais Fire Lookout, ca 1955
Sebastian Tallitsch and Tony visit Donald Tallitsch at the Mt. Tamalpais Fire Lookout (North of San Francisco in Marin County, California) where Don worked for a year following his service in the Korean war.
- 1950 to 1960
The Eel River, fishing, swimming, hiking, campfire programs ("Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro"), and camping made this a destination first with tent then the Mainliner during the 1950's.
- Dad's Slides, Etc., Late 30's Through the 40's
- Dad's 1948 Slides
Kodachromes taken with the Argus C-3. I can still hear the fan of the little projector and remember the exciting odor of the screen that unrolled from Dad's tabletop slide projection setup, and looking at the slides one by one in the dining room on Mirabella Street.
- Family History, 1940-1950
- George Mindling's "Weather Man Poems"
These were found preserved on the NOAA web site.
- Family History, 1930-1940
- Family History, 1920-1930
From an album of John Mindling's, with annotations by Amertt Mindling.
- Family History 1910-1920
- Family history - 1900-1910
- Family History, 1890-1900