Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's that same old smell...

A few days ago I was talking about the sweet smell of summer while following a full cattle truck on I-5. This is even better, and closer. I was following a set of doubles who was following a single trailer full on Scott River Road with no place to pass and I really enjoyed going 20 mph through this country.

J H Ranch

JH Ranch is a summer guest Ranch located in Northern California with programs for Husband/Wife couples, Parent/Child couples, and teens. I had a delivery there last week and they had an old wagon with beautiful flowers and a nice setting against the mountains.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Gasoline 68.9 cents/gallon

I have been past this little building several times over the past few years and just noticed today that it was an old Union 76 gas station, or "service station" as they were called then. I had to convert the picture to black and white and colorize the sign to show the price of 68.9 cents and 69.9 cents for premium.
The building is on the corner of Old 99 and Callahan-Gazelle Road in Gazelle.
(click image to enlarge the picture)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fire Near Tulelake

I had some deliveries in Tulelake today and it looked like they may have had some fires started by lightning strikes. There is a plane in the picture dumping fire retardant as it was making several passes.
(as always, click image to enlarge the picture)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Sweet Smell of Summer

There is nothing quite like the smell of following a full cattle truck through the mountains on a hot day.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Melting Fast

The snow is melting fast on Mount Shasta. We have had almost two weeks of triple digit weather in Redding and it has been very warm in Mount Shasta as well. The lake level is also dropping pretty quickly. It is about 18 feet from the "full" mark today.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Portable Barges

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Portable Barges saw a few trucks hauling these portable barges over the past few days. It looks like they will be using them on the Antlers Bridge construction project also.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Copco Lake

Copco Lake(click the map link to see the location) is quite nice this time of year.
Unfortunately, I had to drive all the way around it for two deliveries today. The north side road is gravel and quite unstable but I did get to see a lot of eagle's nests on various power poles throughout the drive.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


What do you think? Dandelion or some other plant ready to disperse its seeds? Beautiful in the sunlight, so fragile looking.
(be sure to click the image to enlarge the picture to see the detail)

Monday, July 5, 2010

America the Beautiful

I saw Mount Shasta and some grain last Friday and the picture reminded me of the words of America the Beautiful..

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Got Dirt?

More piles and higher piles of dirt as they continue to work on the south side.