Author Archives: Skip@RR

The Sundial in our lives

Dramatically rising from Redding’s verdant canopy of riparian trees, the brilliant white gnomon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnomon) of the Sundial Bridge is visible for miles. An enormous and poignant timepiece that serves to remind all: Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat. (All hours wound; the … Continue reading

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Sundial Bridge from above the Sacramento River in Winter

The post title says it all. We got a little break in the weather and so I went looking for something to photograph.   Same view from a lower altitude. Here’s a couple fishermen casually discussing something or another, while standing … Continue reading

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Early Spring on the Sacramento River Trail in Redding

Out for a bike ride on a nice day at the trail, I happened upon a duck standing on a turtle. Turtles and ducks, just hanging out. That’s Really Redding.

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Good morning Redding, at 32F.

Taken on a late February morning. About 32 f.

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Superb Owl Sunday

Spotted these acrobatically inclined individuals north of the Sundial Bridge, whilst there was some sort of big game on TV.

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Because we can

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The Hilltop Drive trailhead to Sacramento River Trail

Hike Redding! Image captured during a break in the weather on a January day from above the Hilltop Dive trailhead to the river trail. This section of trail gets plenty of use. You can park on Hilltop and be rewarded … Continue reading

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Chamise Peak Trail delivers a splendid perspective

A rare view that includes both Castle Crags on the left, and the 3 Shastas to the right. A perspective gained from the top of the Chamise Peak Trail just north of Redding. The Chamise Peak Trail is considered “easy.” … Continue reading

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Genes Drive In in Redding

A Facebook post reminded me of this image I captured of the old and semi-famous Gene’s Drive In. A classic Highway 99 burger joint that in its day often attracted crowds of hot rod enthusiasts. Seen here with a “classic” … Continue reading

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Lassen Peak late Fall, from 100 meters up

Popped the drone up for a few minutes and captured this image of Mt. Lassen from the park entrance yesterday. The road up to the park was filled with cut Christmas trees strapped to the tops of cars, and in … Continue reading

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