Thursday, November 1, 2018

California Trip October 2018

Not long after we left Reno, Nevada crossing the border going toward Susanville, California, we came across this terrible tractor trailer car accident.  The cab of the truck was completely flipped around and all the windows were broken.  The driver walked away unhurt but one lady in the car that was involved was life flighted to the nearest hospital.

 Reflection shot.

See how dry it is here in California, just waiting for a lightening strike or a careless spark to ignite and burn a beautiful forest.

 In Redding, California, we visited the Sun Dial Bridge at Turtle Bay which crosses the Sacramento River.  It is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge. Fishermen are often seen passing beneath the bridge as they fish for salmon, steelhead and rainbow trout. 

The bridge was created in 2004. The tip of the shadow moves approximately one foot per minute.  The dial of the sundial and a small plaza beneath the support tower are decorated with broken white tile from Spain. The bridge's deck is surfaced with translucent structural glass from Quebec, which is illuminated from beneath and glows aquamarine at night.

No one else walking on the glass and steel bridge seemed to be concerned that we were in fact walking on glass.  I was very hesitant and walked more on the steel parts. Just a nervous Nelly!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Markleeville, California

Gas prices in California are indeed very high this beautiful October year of 2018. On our way to Yosemite National Park, we ran across a tiny town called Markleeville. I'd like to return one day, it is a fascinating place.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Horse of Many Parts

I can't help but be fascinated at the artist who repurposed parts and made something wonderful.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Car Show

I took lots of photos at this car show at the St. George Airport of cars, motorcycles and airplanes.  It was quite fun but this was the best one to share with weekend reflections.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lincoln Covered in Copper Pennies

At a car show in St. George, Utah, we found this amazing Lincoln which the owner not only gave away pennies but had covered his entire bottom half of the car with them.
1989 Lincoln

Trunk with 89 in pennies.

Proud owner of the Lincoln.
White wall tires, or course.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tree of Life

I made my first tree.  I can see that I need to be more artsy with the tree but with more practice, I should hopefully get better.  I haven' t blogged since January.  It was a hard beginning of the year with lots of storms kicking my migraines to the limit.

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