Rest in peace, Renae Tolbert

Note from Doni: Renae Tolbert, a talented photographer, writer and stellar human being, died early this morning after a long illness. Her work graced where she shared her love of the outdoors and nature.

We will be republishing some of Renae’s articles in the coming weeks as a tribute to her. Today’s image of a tunnel was taken by Renae in 2014. We are reposting it today in her honor.

Rest in peace, Renae. You will be missed, but we are grateful for your incredible words and photos that will keep your memory alive.

Doni Chamberlain

Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded A News Cafe in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain holds a Bachelor's Degree in journalism from CSU, Chico. She's an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She's been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, L.A. Times, Slate. Bloomberg News and on CNN, KQED and KPFA. She lives in Redding, California.