Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Dutch view of bicycling in the U.S.

Worth your time. I’ve always been fascinated by Dutch bicycle culture. By contrast, California bicycling is nothing but hazardous. Witness this recent death of a bicyclist in Cottonwood/Happy Valley. See the pronounced problems here in this brief video, from a … Continue reading

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“Mountain lion cub” sighting on the Sacramento River Trail

The woman in the white outfit looked both scared and excited. She approached us on the trail in half steps, her hand held up in the universal “stop” signal. She moved her finger to her lips. “Shhh. You have to … Continue reading

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Do local acorns predict a rough Winter ahead?

I’ve heard that bit of Redding lore. If true, our backyard oaks are telling us to buy a new coat, and stack another cord of wood. Acorn production this season has become overwhelming. We’ll collect these and put them out … Continue reading

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There otter be a law

That we should all seem as carefree as this otter exploring the Sacramento River in Redding yesterday. Click on images to enlarge a bit. “It’s looking right at you,” says my companion. “Indeed so.” Significant of something. A rare exchange. … Continue reading

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Fishing the Sacramento in the City of Redding

Shot these images of fishermen in Redding from the Sacramento River trail yesterday. Glorious day for a stroll after a Fall rainstorm. Click any to slightly enlarge. Trout fishing inside city limits. It’s Really Redding.

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Shasta Lakers spell out a human 75 to commemorate Dam

Here’s a video of local volunteers in yellow t-shirts spelling out “75” from atop Shasta Dam to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the structure. It seems a good time was had by all. If you’re curious to see what it … Continue reading

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Images of 75 year old Shasta Dam lit by Harvest Moon

Strolled about Shasta Dam with a few others yesterday evening, and took these interesting images illuminated by the light of the Harvest Moon. It’s an engineering marvel, but I also really admire the ’40s design aesthetic of the dam. It’s … Continue reading

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An Autumn visit to magic Burney Falls finds solitude

Waterfalls are magical, always. But nearby Burney Falls has no equal as the most magical of all local waterfalls. Water springs forth from the earth itself, only to fall to mist from a beautiful basalt cliff. With Summer’s tourist season … Continue reading

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75 years of Damburgers

Enjoyed lunch at Damburger Saturday. Here’s a few images of this classic Redding institution. On Placer near Pine Street. “What would you like?” “So, what does everyone come here for? What’s the specialty here?” “Damburger.” Oh, duh. Of course. “I’ll … Continue reading

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Historical walk in Turtle Bay

Here’s a few images from the August 31 Historical Society walking tour of Turtle Bay. Our guide Mike Grifantini really knew a lot about the region. There were about 60 participants. I learned quite a few interesting things about the … Continue reading

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