Monday, October 29, 2012
No more photo space here, but enough text space for another rant or two. I just read a headline saying there are 16 nuclear plants in the path of Sandy. Still like the nuclear power option? I'm thinking of the people in my town who always leave their car engines running when they go inside to get their mail. One particularly loathsome sight to me was a lady taking her time eating breakfast and enjoying the Sunday paper while leaving her car running to keep her dogs warm. It wasn't even cold except maybe to a person accustomed to the Sahara. Maybe she's one of those people who, in the spirit of James Watt, believe the Last Judgement is just around the corner so there's no point in worrying about such things as global warming, human-caused climate change, air and water pollution, and nuclear power plant accidents. Maybe I'll invest in Alfred E. Neuman "What me worry?" stickers, and I could sell them to such people to paste onto everything in sight. There, got that out of my system. Hope to be back in photo mode in a couple of days.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Still naive about operating in cyberspace, loving nature and wanting to spread the love, I just discovered that I have reached the limit of "free storage space" for photos on this blog. Didn't know this was going to happen. I need to spend money to get larger storage space. Need to contemplate my options because I cannot afford to invest in a free blog. And I haven't yet figured out an acceptable (to me) way of earning money with my blog. Ironically, today's blog was going to include a nice, close-up photo of a naked acorn which reminded me of the Hindenburg. Maybe that was an omen? I'll be back one way or another. At least I met my personal quota of one post per day for October.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
We went in search of Fall Colors - capitalized because they are treated as sacred this time of year. Interestingly, there weren't many reds, oranges and yellows along the trail as we've had a very dry winter and summer. Even the Mountain Ash, which I thought would put on a good show, was mostly dried up and had lost its leaves and berries. However, the views, as always, were spectacular. We could see Lassen Peak in one direction, and Sierra Buttes in the other. Then I pointed out the path we took up from Quincy. The view of Silver Lake from the top (photo below) always gives one a feeling of accomplishment.
The only negative experience, for me, was being greeted by three hunters as they were leaving the Wilderness Area. I hope they didn't find anything.