Saturday, January 10, 2009

School Bus Loading Shelter


Blosser Lane Elementary School was pretty vacant last weekend, but it gave me a chance to show some of the farthest mountains to the east of us, viewed from the rising western edge of Little Lake Valley. The first ridges visible (see the gap on the right) are in the 2000-3000 foot elevation range, and are the only thing you see when in the center of the valley. (The valley itself is about 1300 feet above sea level.) Beyond those, the higher mountains of the inland Coast Ranges rise nearly 7000 feet at a few points. With any luck, the next two months will bring us cold, wet storms to deposit a thick "snow pack" up there. Our water supply, and the health of the streams and rivers, depends on that bank of frozen water to fill our reservoirs for the summer through fall dry season. The snow that has fallen so far has already melted away. I'll try not to worry.

7 comments:

mademoiselle gramophone said...

This just in...

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a nice photograph. I like the letters showing up on the building too.

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eric said...

Love the angle. Great sh

USelaine said...

Mme G - Yeah, sad to hear it. It will be fought through the new administration though. There's a very influential national Democratic Party Central Committee member on our coast who will fight it like she has for decades. I simply can't see it getting very far. Thanks for the link, you astonishing audio provider you!

Abe - Thanks, dear man.

Eric - Thank you too.

Kris said...

Lurking around primary schools with a camera, that'll get you into trouble these days...

Petrea said...

This is one of those gems I was talking about. It has your style.

Kris, I wish you weren't so right. We have some beautiful schools here and the children make them more beautiful, but I'm afraid to photograph them on school days for fear of offending parents and/or teachers.

Tash said...

I enjoyed the view of the mountains. I've got my fingers crossed for more rain/snow up high. It's been way to warm here.