Day started with a down pour, and so we postponed the start of our Tuesday photoshoot. Rained seemed to let up. Thought that if it stopped our photos would benefit from good saturation of color, and puddle reflections. Anne and I started off. We thought that the rain was right since we didn’t have Greg along.
Karen lives in Woodland, and she joins our Tuesday group. She is our guide to the Capay Valley. Our first stop is Esparto.
I can tell that there is a feeling of community in this town.
The rain ended. Headed into the Capay Valley. This agricultural area located north of Woodland is known for the annual Almond Festival in February. This tradition started in 1915. Small and mid sized farms dot the road. Organic and farm fresh sign greet you.
Rain left and the sun tried to make an appearance. Bright green complemented the cloudy sky.
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation governs the newly developed Cache Creek Casino Resort. Started in 1985 and called Cache Creek Indian Bingo. This is the largest employer in the area.
Heading home from this short outing. There is still more to explore in the Capay Valley. Things will look different in a couple of weeks when trees will be blossoming. I’ll be back.
Karen warned us that we would see something odd around the bend. Didn’t expect to see a Helicopter Bus. This is the best photo I could get, but I needed to capture this. I wonder what is the story behind this vehicle. Looks like the propellor was placed on top of this bus. But why?
My photo journey for Tuesday is done. My friends and I are working on a new name for our group. To be decided next week. I had a great day!
As the first week of 2016 comes to a close I embark on my new photographic project – one image each week posted here, on my Flickr site, and with my Facebook group, Sacramento Photographers. I plan to take most images during the week posted. Occasionally I will try a new processing technique to give a new look to an older photograph. I like the Flickr group, Give us your best shot! And that is what I plan to do!
The site of Dry Creek allows me to see changes with the seasons. This past weekend the weather was colder, and downed logs and debris was more visible.
Week 1 of 52 in 2016:
I see my journey starting here. A familiar place that changes over time.
Hidden away I spotted these colorful fungi.
This moustacheiod giant sleeps soundly.
Delicate flower gone to seed. Wonder what it will look like in Spring?
A lonely tire swing reflects on its current dilemma.
I always see friends ready to pose for me!
I enjoy my photo outings!