Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Slug Bug

This VW I see around town is pretty cool.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tractor on Main Street

It is not uncommon to see large tractors on the streets of Susanville. But this thing was a monster!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sunset over Susanville this week


Deer are everywhere in Susanville. They tend to roam in herds through the neighborhoods and adjoining fields. Thanks to my sister for snapping this photo.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Clear Creek, CA

We went on a picnic to Clear Creek. The park pond had some great reflections.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I love sunflowers!

July is when my sunflowers start to bloom. A few are popping up in the front yard right now and I need to plant some more this weekend. We grow a forest of sunflowers in our backyard every year.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

This photo is from a fire on Richmond Road in 2007. Thanks to Helen for hosting an awesome fire party that day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Watery Wednesday

Because I am not internet savvy, I don't know how to add the URL link to the Watery Wednesday photo. So here it is:
Last summer I was trying to work on taking silhouettes. I got my sister and our boys to help me out.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb.......

We had a few snow storms in March. Let's hope April only brings rain showers, not snow showers. Thanks to my sister for taking this shot while we were on the road!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Big Sky Country

I know another state has that claim to fame, but Lassen County has some amazing scenery.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Is it spring yet?

This is Susanville Ranch Park. Last weekend we had snow. The days leading up to the snow were warm, high 50's. Then the snow came. Luckily it didn't last long. But it did put a crimp in my gardening. I was supposed to plant onions that day. Hopefully by the time this post goes up, all the onions should be in the ground.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


My mom's orchids look great. Last year this orchid was cream with no pink. Must be a hybrid, but what plant isn't these days! We were trying to take some nice photos of this outside, but the wind was horrible. I am lucky we got this shot.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Tumble weed invasion!

Right now in Susanville tumble weeds are everywhere. Not only do you see them on the rural roads, they blow across Main Street too!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

More Rainbows!

I was really surprised at the rainbows we had last week in Susanville. My kids loved it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Long road

Farming country in Lassen County.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Another Mennonite sign

Here is another sign in front of a Mennonite home in Lassen County.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mennonite Signs

There are quite a few Mennonite families in Lassen County. I noticed that several families have signs in front of their homes with different sayings. Today and tomorrow I will post a few.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Old Farmhouse

One of many abandoned farmhouses in Lassen County. Thanks to my sister for snapping this as we drove by.

Friday, February 27, 2009

A familiar site.........

I bet Lassen County has 10 times more cows than people. It is probably hugher than that.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Preparing the fields for spring

I have noticed many fields in Lassen County are being prepared for spring planting. We have alot of hay and alfalfa that grows here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another rainbow!

I almost didn't get to photograph this rainbow! It disappeared within minutes of this shot. We pulled over at the Skyline bike trail entrance for this.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chasing Rainbows

Monday's showers produced rainbows most of the afternoon. I packed the kids up and off we went to chase rainbows. They were sad we couldn't find the end of the rainbow because we might have found a pot of gold guarded by a Leprechaun.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Johnston Family Carriages

Johnston Family Carriages is a newer business in Susanville. I found out that they had haunted carriage rides last fall in Uptown Susanville. I wish I had found out in time to go. This year I will mark my calendar.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Late Valentine's Post

I meant to post this on Saturday, but we had family visiting and I totally forgot! So here it is! My kids, nephew, and I made this on the golf course back in December. Getting six year old boys to cooperate was not easy. Once I snapped this photo, they ran across it, dove to the ground, etc. Little boys are a handful!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mt. Lassen

This is Mt. Lassen from Highway 89 in Shasta County. Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen are part of the Cascade Mountian Range. The Cascades stop at Eagle Lake, which is just outside of Susanville.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mt. Shasta

This photo was taken in McCloud, Shasta County, CA. There is a great view from the McCloud City Park, Hoo Hoo Park. Seriously that is the name! We spent the day at Burney Falls and McCloud. Glad we did that last week, this week has been cold with snow.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Deer are everywhere in Susanville

This guy wandered through the park while we were sitting nearby. The deer in this area walk through town and the neighborhoods like it is no big deal.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Old Farm Equipment

This old piece of farm equipment sits outside of Susanville in the Standish/Litchfield area.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mountians near Wendel, CA

Wendel is outside of Susanville. As you can see, there isn't much out there.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Roe Vs. Wade Protest

I realized this weekend that I haven't posted anything for a month. I took a few weeks off after a very busy holiday season. Then we all took turns being sick. I took this photo last month when I was on the to pick up some meds from the store.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Skywatch Friday

This fire happened in June 2007. I went by a friends house and the fire was surrounding many homes just behind her property. Scary!! Luckily the fire fighters put the fire out in record time. No homes were lost, just a few vehicles and out buildings.