Redding’s lovely City Hall

We received a light snowfall a few days ago. I was hoping to shoot our City Hall with a dusting of snow, but it had melted away before I got there. Took these shots anyway. It’s a beautiful building.

Redding City Hall

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Own Redding’s finest Bed and Breakfast!

Your rare chance to own one of Redding’s most desirable and highest rated Bed and Breakfasts!

Apple’s River House Located on the Sacramento River Trail is a turn-key furnished, equipped, and ready to ramp up opportunity that has been in business since 1998. The original builder/owner ran it part time for years of revenue and development. Purpose-built structure is 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in stucco and with a 50 year architectural metal roof. Each room has a balcony and private bath, and 2 rooms view the Sacramento River. Dual Heating and Air Conditioning Units (1st/2nd Floors). 3 Electric Free Standing Fireplaces. Directly adjacent to the river trail entrance, the setting is incomparable. Gorgeous mature landscaping in the very private backyard includes mindful seating arrangements around exquisite water features under tall trees.

Years of high ratings have built enormous goodwill. Sale includes booking website, on/off/sale wine license and opportunities to grow the business even more. Seller feels it’s time for their next chapter in life. Will this be your next chapter?
 

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Offered by:

The Address Realty
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A Shasta Sunset 2019

lol, I tried to post this June 10, but never hit Publish evidently. So here is a sunset shot from last summer.

According to my insider sources, Lake Shasta is as full as it will be for 2019, right now.


While it will be a terrific year for boating, longtime lakers know that the early summer will be filled with driftwood at the launches, and scattered randomly throughout. Especially after the Delta Fire. Boat with caution. But, do boat. It’s going to be an epic lake year!

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Granddaughter takes flight

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Mountain biking in the Redding burn scar

Striking mountain bike video of the trails west of Redding, post Carr Fire. These riders and their coolest-ever dog, show what it looks like as the fire recovery begins. Green grass, flowers, and twisted burned manzanita.

Looks like you can still have some free fun shredding it in the west hills. It doesn’t look the same as it once did, obviously. But the recovery is underway. Out on the trail with your dog, that’s Really Redding.

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Heading to Redding after a good snowfall season

From Shingletown on Hwy 44, looking towards our destination, Redding CA.

Redding

Heading to Redding

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Shasta Dam with floodgates open

Redding is blessed by an abundance of fresh water.

“Freshwater makes up a very small fraction of all water on the planet. While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields.” National Geographic


“Trapped in glaciers and snowfields” for a while, anyway.  The snow you see here gracing Mt Shasta will mostly melt away this summer.


We are having an exceptional rain year. I feared we would see mudslides and worse, similar to what Santa Barbara experienced in the winter after their last big fire. So far, so good.

The floodgates of Shasta Dam are not often opened. Check it out, while you can. It’s ReallyRedding.

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Stronger than Carr, the short film

The Carr fire of 2018 wounded Redding badly.  A few local citizens hired a local film studio named speropictures to create something about special about it, and it is quite amazing. The live event premiere of the short seems to have been taken down. But here is a trailer for what may be a monger version.

 

It reveals a lot about Redding. We all learned more about ourselves and our community during and after the fire. 

For me personally, watching the short film brought back some of the PTSD like feelings surrounding the evacuation. My home did not burn, but the beast burned homes on the next ridge over from us. I’ve no idea why it stopped there. I saw and heard the fire tornado firsthand. Nothing could stop it.

I was pleased to see my name in the credits, although I had nearly nothing to do with the production. They used a brief video clip from the video of the fire tornado I shot before fleeing for my life.

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Sunset at the Sacramento River near the rail trestle.

Unseasonably warm November weather helped me decide to shoot a timelapse of the Sacramento River at the rail trestle. It wasn’t a super spectacular sunset, but it was very pretty nonetheless.

Over the course of shooting, I was surprised to see a great many fish leaping out of the water. I guess I never watched the river at sunset for a 20 minute stretch before. It was really pleasant.

 


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Lenticular clouds at Mt. Shasta

Timelapse of the sky and lake taken 1/26/2018 from the Shasta Dam overlook.

It was a beautiful day. Watch full screen.

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