September 2009


I treed a fine cool Fall morning but as expected….it slipped away leaving us a beautiful Tuesday. September 29, 2009

Pine Grove Hill....click on image to enlarge

Pine Grove Hill....click on image to enlarge

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Sacramento River, Lake Redding

Sacramento River, Lake Redding

During an evening walk on the Sacramento River the sites the sounds of the days end. I could not help but notice a change in the air. Not just the seasons as summer looses it’s grip giving way to fall, but in time itself personally I guess. Nothing is forever much like this moment seen and shared using my iPhone.

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n158277814306_7257.jpgThe Terpsichore Tour is a unique bellydance collaboration between members of Modern Gypsy from Redding California and Aiwa She Raqa from Southern Oregon. Coming together to bring you an exciting series of bellydance performances! One time only in Redding.

Performance will be Sunday evening, September 27th at Old City Hall. Show 7:00/doors 6:30–cost $10.00

Seating is limited, so get there early! For more information call 276-3611

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Outside my window there is always a flurry of activity especially as the local resident Anna’s hummers battle amongst themselves over the prized food supply but there are several other species appearing that have begun migrating down the Pacific Flyway. A true sign that summer is pretty much over as fall slips into place. The migrating species are brownish and are the Rufous Hummingbird.

A little female Anna’s Hummingbird takes a break outside my window after feasting on the feeder. Photo is as is from the camera other than it was cropped.

Anna's Hummingbird Resting

Anna's Hummingbird Resting

Best Seen Enlarged

Summer is slowly giving up its hold on us as Fall begins to slip into place with the days growing ever shorter. Saturdays weather front brought lots of beautiful scenes as the clouds painted the the sky line above the valley and surrounding mountains. The evening arrived quickly and I just happen to look out to see the setting sun was painting the sky those brilliant colors we often get to see here in the far north California. I missed catching the brightest portion of the sunset…but then I always enjoy that second wave of color that comes from when the sun sets on the distant Pacific coast where the bending rays of light paint the upper atmosphere as seen here in this series of photos.

Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone! Be safe have fun!

 There goes the day...

There goes the day...

Liguid Shimmer

Liguid Shimmer

She is looking beautiful tonight...

She is looking beautiful tonight...

Gradient between day and night

Gradient between day and night

Going to town..

Going to town..

Dragonfly
I woke Saturday morning to find I had company…oh who art though? Mister bugger had slipped in through the cracked kitchen window during the cool of the night(this place didn’t come with screens :-)) and was now waiting for the sun and its warming glow. It appeared to be peering out the slit in the blinds seemingly as if no, not yet.

Off I went about having my morning making a little breakfast while the sun began to shine I gently opened the blinds just a tiny little bit. Oh yeah…bugger likes it!

Enjoying my unexpected company, we hung out together for awhile…though our conversation was null and void…at least if I was doing all the talking, I got the feeling by the rotation of his head with those big bug eyes that we were connecting. LOL

After I washed my dishes and took out the trash…no I am still here. I noticed out another window all of its relatives were out and about filling the beautiful blue skies. So I gently grasp the poor little thing, yeah right mandibles chomping legs a kicking and screaming at decibels beyond human hearing, I clasp all four wings and dusted off the cobwebs it had collected on its little prickly feet. Took it outside and found a sunny leaf were I let it grab hold before letting it go. Adjusting itself…with a yawn and few leg stretches it began soaking up the sun as it warmed its empty body. Later I returned and it appeared to have joined the others for I did not see any fat happy spiders.
Dragonfly

The end of summer and the dragonflies are out in full force feasting and repopulating for the long cold winter ahead.

Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone!
Here is some music for your weekend Emily Wells (click here)