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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

From Way Back in April

A committee of citizens in Lake County came up with  "The Quilt Trail", which features paintings based on traditional quilt designs. These are posted on buildings throughout the county. This poppy format design hangs on a barn on a Kelseyville black angus ranch.

 Sunlight streaked Big Valley and foothills on the far shore of Clear Lake.
 At the foot of the Mayacamas Range, a creek is at unseasonably low flow after four record breaking dry months.

 American Robin killed by a car.
 Piebald Western Gray Squirrel died inside a woodduck box of unexplained causes.
 Acorn woodpecker killed by a car.
 Mount Konocti in cool weather.
 Callery pear trees bloomed on Main Street in Kelseyville.
 I looked West from the oak zone toward the cottonwoods along the creek.
 Briefly, a peony had its season.
 In their quest for wild onions, fungi, and other foods, feral pigs furrowed large tracts of rangeland at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains.
 California poppies bloomed in the meadow.
 A rainbow appeared West of the Mayacamas Range in late afternoon.
 California Thrasher stayed close by the new window, fascinated by his reflection.
 Wild turkeys strutted near Gold Dust Road.
 Twigs cast shadows on a galvanized metal wall.