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Rock Creek Lake   Leave a comment

Rock Creek Lake (August 6, 2006) — Images by kenne

Rock Creek Lake in Rock Creek Canyon is an ideal place to experience the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The name Sierra Nevada is Spanish for ‘Snowy Mountains’.


Boulder Dam Panorama   7 comments

Boulder Dam Viewed from the Arizona Side (November 5, 2020) — Panorama by kenne

Most of the time, when we drive to Las Vegas from Tucson, we pass by the dam.
The last time we stopped, we drove the two-lane road on top of the dam on our way back
to Houston in 2007. The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge was under
construction and was not completed until 2010. The drive across the Boulder Dam
would take quite a while, depending on the volume of traffic.

The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge Above the Boulder Dam  (upper left corner) — Image by kenne

Currently, the Lake Mead water level is 147.41 feet below the full pool of 1,229.00,
40% of its full capacity. The Colorado River, which supplies Nevada,
Arizona and California, most of its water, has long been chronically overused
and has dwindled during two decades of mostly dry years. The drought has been
worsened by higher temperatures unleashed by climate change. 

— kenne

Pala Reservation In Valley Center Panorama   Leave a comment

Pala Panorama-blogPala Reservation In Valley Center, California — Panorama by kenne
(Taken from the top floor of the Pala Casino and Resort parking garage.)


Bates Nut Farm, Santa Is Coming — Photo Essay   3 comments

Bates Nut Farm is located in the beautiful picturesque oak filled valley of Valley Center, California. Bates Nut Farm started out as a walnut farm, but now sells a variety of nuts from all over the world and has become well-known for its special events held throughout the year on the 100-acre ranch. This past Thanksgiving weekend included over 100 artisans selling a variety of American handmade crafts and fine art, with each day having live music and free hayride with Santa.

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Bates Nut Farm Santa is Coming-3a-blogBates Nut Farm, Santa Is Coming — Photo Essay by kenne


Capturing The Moment — Jacaranda Tree Blossoms   Leave a comment

Jacaranda Tree Blossoms blogJacaranda Tree Blossoms In Redlands, California — Images by kenne

Jacaranda trees

Shinning in the sun with its

Blue/purple blossoms.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — “Martha, You’re Not Going To Believe This!”   5 comments

San Diego 01-15-13

“Martha, You’re Not Going To Believe This!” — Image by kenne (It was cold for San Diego!)


Capturing The Moment — Shadow On The Beach I   1 comment

San Diego 01-15-13

“Shadow On The Beach I” — Image by kenne

A Visit With Sader And Claudia In San Diego   Leave a comment

San Diego 01-15-13

Sader, Kenne, Claudia and Joy At Rotary Governor-Elect Conference In San Diego, January 16, 2013

Since our close friends, Antonio & Claudia Sader were in San Diego this week to take part in Rotary Governor-Elect training, Joy and I drove over to the southern California coast for a couple of days. We have known Sader and Claudia since we lead Group Study Exchange team to the other’s Rotary District.


The Road Goes On And On Into The Sunset   9 comments

Christmas 2012

“The Road Goes On And On Into The Sunset”  —  Image by kenne

A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon

and then dripped over and was gone,

and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone,

and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag,

hung over the spot of its going.

And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon,

and darkness crept over the land from the east.

― John SteinbeckThe Grapes of Wrath


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