Sunday, February 26, 2017

26 Sunday Photo Journal

A section of the old aqueduct that runs along Del Dios Highway.

Not overflowing, like we've seen in some years, but much fuller than it's been in quite some time... Lake Hodges Dam.

Happy to oblige... distance and respect, by all means.


Fire scars. Signs said this was due to the Cedar Fire, but I thought it was the Witch Creek Fire that came through here, in '07. The Cedar Fire was further east, mostly. ...Uh-yeah, we have a long and too close history with fires in this county.

Somewhere on the Internet you might be able to find the episode of Steve Irwin's Crocodile Hunter, when he was clambering all over these aqueducts and messing with the rattlesnakes. He was finding loads of them. Happily, I've never come across even one, and I've lived here fifty years.

The fires do tremendous damages.

But then, with rain, and time, nature comes back and new growth flourishes.

We call our reservoirs lakes. This is Lake Henshaw.

A stop along the highway, between Warner Springs and Santa Ysabel.

Further up the road, a friendly stop at the General Store.

Oaks in the foothills... sights I always enjoy, especially when sharing the views with my sweetheart, on a Sunday drive.

With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.

1 comment:

Geoff said...

The oak tree photos are amazing! I'm reading Neil Gaiman's "Norse Mythology" and the trees make me think of world trees ( Love it!