Sunday, July 26, 2009

Downtown Sidewalk Color

On a photo and food safari Friday night, I encountered unexpected color under the florescent light of a shop window.

Friday, July 24, 2009

July Market Day

All sorts of good things to be found at the park on Thursdays.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

"Newgrass" Festival and BBQ with Joe Craven

Just a salad of images from a hot afternoon in a shady park (Recreation Grove), with great food and fun music.

The event went from 2 to 8pm, but I caught Isaac Frankel and Joe Craven (of the David Grisman Quintet) as I chowed down on a BBQ'd brisket sandwich and a cherry shaved ice. YUM!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

This Too Shall Pass

I've just heard that Jill Burnett of Salem Daily Photo died Thursday. While I had never met her outside of our blog universe, I am saddened by the news. She had visited and commented on Willits Daily Photo, and was always kind. Some months ago, she took a break from her blog in order to attend to her husband in hospice. He preceded her in death by a month.

I know she was a woman of faith, and I hope that comforts her children and grandchildren.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Remote Property

A couple of months ago, I took a drive around a road I'd never been on before, leading into the southwest hills of the Outlet Creek drainage (Little Lake Valley). Still not as many scenic views as I hoped, especially not with adequate turnouts. I discovered a nice spot with horses, labeled "Government Property"- no more specific than that, which seemed suspicious. Most agencies identify themselves. Anyway, I stayed on the road.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 4th Morning

With plans and preparations all in place, the rodeo grounds are quiet in the morning of the big day.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Dog Day at the Rodeo

A sweet little husky puppy quietly stayed in his owner's lap as the Frontier Days rodeo festivities got underway.

This one-eyed dog decided to rest with its good eye down, even as people circulated about, on their way to the restrooms and food vendors. Remarkable trust, or dog tired?

I missed capturing the moment when the very big, and very little dogs met nose to nose. They shared a shy tail wag, then decided to part politely.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July Fairway

A selection from the fairway during the Frontier Days Rodeo on Saturday:

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Muffler Man Cowboy

As mentioned last year on Willits Daily Photo, the rodeo grounds include this re-purposed statue, once an advertisement for a chain of muffler shops somewhere. He's been around for years and frequently gets a new coat of paint and other repairs. This was taken just as the Frontier Days Rodeo was about to begin late this afternoon.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Beet Red

I couldn't even wait to take a picture before I tucked into the beautiful beet puree soup at Ardella's. The garnish was an herbed yogurt dollop in the middle. Cold and flavorful, this is my favorite of their summer soups.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Empty Chemical Toilet

The skate park latrine sits a modest distance from the action. I suppose it could be worse, and if you gotta go, you gotta go.