Friday, April 30, 2010

Arbor Day

Trees, in all their variety, are so compelling. Our fate is completely entwined with theirs.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Gutter Eddies

The City public works people spent part of the morning giving a main water supply trunk line a good, thorough flush. Seems like a waste, but in the scheme of things, it is worth it to keep sediments out of the tap water. It is also good news that our water supply reservoirs are topped up to overflowing this season, after a decade of drought.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Life on Earth Day

I don't know what this plant with the flowerbuds is, but it's making friends with a thistle on the edge of a parking lot. Against all odds, life in some form or another has such a will to persist.

Happy Earth Day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Uncertain Prospects

Opal Miner is actually a woman's name, but this horse waiting patiently behind Ardella's adds echoes of the past, and suggestions of prospecting.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Iron Stains

A steam donkey boiler, used for logging a century ago, now on display in front of the Mendocino County Museum, shows iridescent stains in hazy sunlight.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rexall Neon Repair

The neon tubes on the Main Street Rexall sign have been incomplete for years. It was nice to catch the repairman at work installing new tubes, pulling back to judge his work, then drop down to the truck for more.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Painted Past

The ghosts of commerce past presented themselves on recent travels to Ukiah and San Francisco.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Monday Snow

Seems like I waited all winter for snow to come down to Willits' street level. Finally, after Easter, we got a fleeting blanket.