Entries by John Poimiroo


Giving Thanks and Looking Back at 2017

On this Thanksgiving Day, CaliforniaFallColor.com is thankful to well over 100 color spotters and photographers who contributed reports, photographs and videos in 2017. They include (from first turned leaf reported): Darrell Sano,  LA Leaf Peeper, Alena Nicholas, Sandy Steinman, Josh Wray, Anirudh Natekar, Jeff Simpson, Jared Smith, Shanda Ochs, Kimberly Kolafa, Clayton Peoples, Alicia Vennos, Phillip […]


A Bobcat Brought Us Back

This bobcat brought us back to report about Oak Glen (see yesterday’s post). Here’s the story. This past weekend, Southern California color spotter Alena Nicholas called to say she planned a Sunday drive to Oak Glen, and asked if we could use any photos. I answered that I thought it was Past Peak, but you […]


San Jacinto Sunsets

Spectacular sunset are not limited to California’s Central Valley. Alena Nicholas stayed late on a photo shoot at Lake Hemet in the San Jacinto Mountains and, boy, are we happy she did. The scene above is just one of several frames full of fall color.  Following are others in her progression of sunset shots taken […]

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A Taste of Oak Glen

One of California’s great autumn traditions is driving to Oak Glen (San Bernardino County), Apple Hill (El Dorado County) or Julian (San Diego County) for a taste of the harvest. Of course, no trip to these apple-growing areas is complete without buying an apple pie, apple strudel, apple dumpling, candied apple, apple cider or some […]

Sailor’s Delight

Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning; Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Why do mariners repeat this lore? Blame William Shakespeare, the playright, or Matthew, the disciple. In Venus and Adonis, Shakespeare wrote of red skies in the morning: Like a red morn that ever yet betokened, Wreck to the seaman, tempest to […]

Clakit StrapPack

Have you ever had to unpack your camera bag or backpack to find a cell phone or wallet? The developer of the Clakit Clip was hiking California’s mountains (hopefully looking for fall color) when he realized he was constantly searching the bottom of his bag for something. That inspired his developing a durable universal clip […]