Date: January 8th, 2010 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, California, City Streets, Elements, Landscape, pink, Travel, Travel USA, Trees, USA, winter.

St. Raphael Arcangel Catholic Church, San Raphael, CASt. Raphael Arcangel Catholic Church, foggy morning in San Raphael, CA

 

Date: January 7th, 2010 | Comments : none | Categories: Animals, Architecture, California, Design, Elements, Landscape, Seasonal, Travel, Travel USA, Trees, Urban and State Parks, USA, winter.

Klamath River Bridge, Redwood National Park, CAKlamath River Bridge, Redwood National Park, CA

 

Date: January 6th, 2010 | Comments : none | Categories: Animals, beach, California, City Streets, conservation, Smile, Travel, Travel USA, Unusual Interest, USA, winter.

Sea Lions, Crescent City, CASea Lions, Crescent City, CA

 

Date: October 10th, 2008 | Comments : none | Categories: Autumn, California, Cultures, food, Fruit, Landscape, Seasonal, Travel, Travel USA, USA.

Hispanic workers loading trucks with grapes for transport, Southern CaliforniaHispanic workers loading trucks with grapes for transport, Southern California

 

Date: October 9th, 2008 | Comments : none | Categories: Autumn, Birds, California, conservation, Historic significance, Silhouettes, Travel, Travel USA, Trees, Unusual Interest, Urban and State Parks, USA.

Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada, CaliforniaSequoiadendron giganteum, Sequoia National Park, Mariposa Grove, Sierra Nevada, California
Giant Sequoias are among the oldest living things on Earth – the oldest known tree is 3,500 years old. Sequoias grow to an average height of 164–279 feet, or 50–85 metres, and 20–26 feet or 6–8 metres wide. Record trees have been measured to be 311 feet high (94.8 m). Visiting the Redwood and Sequoia forests in northern California needs to be on your bucket list..certainly, going back is on mine!

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Giant Sequoia, top branchesSequoia National Park, Mariposa Grove, Sierra Nevada, CaliforniaSequoia National Park, burnt forest, CA

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Woodpecker on a Giant Sequoia, Mariposa Grove, Sierra Nevada, California

 

Date: October 8th, 2008 | Comments : none | Categories: Autumn, California, Elements, Insects, Landscape, Moths and Butterflies, Shadows, Travel, Travel USA, Trees, Urban and State Parks, USA.

Blue Gum Eucalyptus trees, Santa Cruz, CABlue Gum Eucalyptus trees, Santa Cruz, CA, and 2 thumbnails below: Yosemite National Park smoke from local forest fire – and – smoldering forest, Sequoia National Park, California

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Yosemite National Park smoke from local forest fireStill smoldering, Sequoia National Park, California

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Butterfly, Yosemite National Park, California

 

Date: October 7th, 2008 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, Autumn, beach, Birds, California, City Streets, Design, Elements, Historic significance, Silhouettes, Sky, Sunset, Travel, Travel USA, Unusual Interest, Urban and State Parks, Water.

A colony of cormorants lives on SS Palo Alto, a concrete ship on Seacliff State Beach, CAA colony of cormorants lives on SS Palo Alto, a beached concrete ship at Seacliff State Beach, CA

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CAGolden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CAGolden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CAGolden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

 

Date: October 6th, 2008 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, Autumn, California, Environmental issues, golden light, Landscape, Sky, Sunset, Travel, Travel USA, USA.

Mohave Desert sunset near Edwards Air Force Base, CAMohave Desert sunset near Edwards Air Force Base, CA. 5,000 wind turbines all spinning miles into the horizon is a thrilling sight to see, even if you don’t appreciate their great contributions. I suppose I’m pretty naive in assuming that everyone everywhere holds the sake of the planet in highest regard, even at the risk of paying higher taxes and energy bills…which are inevitable anyway no matter what resources we consume, and if we depend on others to create electrical energy for us.
Proposition 7, a Renewable Energy Generation Initiative Statute proposes all Government owned and private Utility companies in the State of California to generate 20% of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2010, 40% by 2020, and 50% by 2025, with possible penalties for not complying. I was kind of surprised that there is a controversy at all until hearing arguments from both sides. Now I’m confused! Who do I believe? A contraversial statute with good arguements from both sides. For details visit voterguide.sos.ca.gov/audio/proposition7.htm
To give an idea of scale of each Wind Turbine at the Tehachapi Pass, California, apparently six people can fit inside to fix and maintain the turbines.

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Tehachapi wind turbines, CA, read Proposition 7Tehachapi wind turbines, CA, read Proposition 7

 


 

 
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