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Ad Libs: Prize-winning Peninsula Photos

Uploaded: Feb 25, 2010
When I was in college, I bought Sierra Club engagement calendars every year, because of their remarkable photos. In between my scribbled, highly crucial appointments ("Meet Ed at flagpole," "Drop wretched statistics class") were pictures of curious birds and glinting snowscapes -- and autumn. What was autumn? I pondered this, peeling off another wool sweater in California.

When classes were dull, I flipped through the calendar pages and gazed into nature. It sure beat statistics. Funny how when you're a French minor you dream of going to Europe, and you miss the loveliness of Utah, which somehow seems so much more foreign.

The photographers who won the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District's photo contest surely don't miss what's close to home. First-place winner Randy Weber found autumn right here, in his "Fall Colors at Purisima Creek" (pictured). Our California fall -- be it ever so subtle. ...

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of ,
on Feb 26, 2010 at 8:26 am

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Did you meet Ed at the flagpole?


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Posted by Rebecca Wallace, a resident of ,
on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:05 am

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Ha! Yes, he was a friend of mine, and at U.C. Davis the flagpole was the place to meet people for lunch. During the noon hour there were always clusters of students hovering around the flagpole with backpacks and expectant looks.



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