There were three primary causes to the decline of Allensworth (yes, I did listen to some of what the docents said; see the previous post). 1. When the trains stopped stopping locally, which seriously hindered the delivery of goods and services to and from Allensworth, primarily a farming community. The former train depot: 2. Water … Continue reading Allensworth: Uprooted!
Month: February 2018
Allensworth: Establishing Roots
I’ve been eager to share this park for almost a year but hesitated, feeling that to do it justice required serious amounts of research. Determined to get started, I reviewed my photos and happily discovered everything necessary to appreciate it is already there. Here’s a glimpse of the park landscape. The Colonel’s house is the … Continue reading Allensworth: Establishing Roots
Where the Path Leads
Ask a child about their career aspirations, and the question sounds like, “What do you want to be (or do) when you grow up?” Ask an adult about their career aspirations, and the question leans more toward, “If you could do anything else, what would it be?” See the crucial difference? WHEN vs. IF. (Give … Continue reading Where the Path Leads
Signs & Wonders
To commemorate the final day (today) of my current commute (I signed an agreement not to discuss the details of my employment status change, so mind your own beeswax, all you stickybeaks!), here are a few of the sights (I hesitate calling any of this "Roadside Art") along my concluding route to and from the … Continue reading Signs & Wonders
Happy Valentine's Day! For more trees, you might like: Tree Dreaming Wednesday Words on the Wild: Trees Thursday Thoughts on the Trees: Stumped!
How To Find Lassen
First things first. This isn't about getting to Lassen Volcanic National Park. It's about finding Lassen in your heart and mind. Question? "So how do I get to Lassen?" Hmm. Maybe I wasn't clear. The purpose here is more, um, more of an emotional and hypothetical journey than a literal one. Yes, ma'am? "Are there … Continue reading How To Find Lassen
Roadside Art: Chalk Art “Half Dome”
Technically this isn't "roadside" art, but it is art, and it is on the road, so there. (Yes, I'm about nine years old emotionally today. Whaddaya gonna do about it, huh? Yeah, well, make me.) The annual Pasadena Chalk Art festival featured "Half Dome" by Jenson Castro in 2016: So there!