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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Buffalo?


yes, buffalo. I was delivering up by Greenview, CA yesterday and passed a buffalo ranch. a couple and their calf were close enough to photograph. pretty interesting animals, also known as bison.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

End of Summer

Our weather has sure changed this past week. The few showers in Redding that whitened Lassen Peak and brought Redding its coolest temperatures since spring could double back on itself for an encore today, the last day of calendar summer. Snow levels dropped below Eskimo Hill (5933 ft) on Wednesday as the Canadian air moved over the north state. Redding escaped setting a record low maximum temperature for the date only because warmth from the day before carried over past midnight. On Friday, pre-dawn temperatures at the Redding Municipal Airport slipped below 50 degrees for the first time since early May.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Mount Shasta

Yesterday I had some deliveries in the northern area. I went to a small farm in a rural area close to the city of Grenada. As I was unloading the packages I noticed their "back yard" view of Mount Shasta. It was quite beautiful and filled the horizon.

Coming home later that evening I got a nice shot of Mount Shasta still 'glowing' with the last of the sun's rays for the day. Not much snow left from this western view but a little remains on the north facing side. Larger pictures are available with the click of your mouse.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Almost Gone!













The level of Shasta Lake continues to drop and is now about 105 feet down from the crest.
Here are a few photos taken from the Jones Valley area and boat ramp on Labor Day,
September 3, 2007. You can see the water lines along the shore where the water should be. They have made a new boat launching facility way down near the water around the banks but it doesn't show in these pictures. Click the small pictures for a larger view.