Thursday, July 31, 2008

More Street Art

Remember my "P is for Pothole" series?

Well, imagine my excitement when I spotted these on North Harrison, Whipple and Corry!

I have no idea what Public Works is up to but asking would take all the mystery out of it!

I would call this one a "two-fer".

Sort of makes me think of money!

Subtle but it is there if you look at the lower / left of the photo! Kinda goes nice with the Hydrangeas, I think! :-)

Meanwhile, here is this morning's photo shoot of the Mill Site.

Lots of coming and going.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008



Today. And, some sunrise for a change!!

Here's the, posted in the window, proposal of the new two story building to replace....
This one story, false fronted, building. The upper story windows are painted on. That's Marilyn Monroe second from right!

Old 45 is getting up a head of steam for todays Skunk Run.

This Friday. Be there. I will.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I have been hearing rooster crowing when walking past the Catholic Church this year. Now I know why!



Whistle blowing!

I understood the clean-up process at the mill site required keeping the roads watered during operating hours for dust control.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday Monday

This fine old house on North Main Street got a brighter paint job last week!

And I am pleased to see the vandalized fence slats are finally being replaced.

I spotted this pillow in the Paws Pet Store. Definitely food for thought!

I understand the building debris has to be handled as hazardous waste because of accumulated years and years of lead based paint.
You may notice the marine layer is back. We did have some "sun breaks" during the weekend.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Main Street Re-do

There have been a few setbacks but progress is progressing.

I understand the "grinder" hit some of the wires for the traffic light controller so repairs are under way.

Meanwhile other portions of Main Street / Highway One are being ground down and prepared for asphalt.
Someone commented on Wednesdays blog that those trucks I was following might be hauling "scrapings" inland. I talked to one of the CalTrans guys and he said all the removed material is being hauled to two holding sites north and south of Fort Bragg. None are going inland. The material will be used as road side fill and not re-mixed into the new layer.

I noticed that the destruction of some of the main buildings on the Mill Site property is finally underway.

It doesn't look like a salvage operation.

Maybe the metal will be recycled.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thursday Morning Walk

The forest fires still burning north of Fort Bragg caused a very unusual sunrise.

There are a few yards around Fort Bragg that are mostly flowers and "leastly" grass!

This one on Fir Street was spectacular last year and is again this year. Definitely worth a look. Located between Harrison and McPherson. Well done!

These are in front of the temporary CalTrans office on McPherson.

I spotted these bumper stickers. Cool!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Just as I suspected!

On Highway 20 yesterday I ended up behind two tractor/trailer rigs hauling away hazardous material from the GP mill site. In my previous blog I made the observation these HazMat truck drivers must be laughing all the way to the bank. Well, folks, I was amazed by this photo opportunity, that is a Brinks truck following them!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Shooting through the fence

And then there is the fence around the old mill site which I can only shoot through since I'm not allowed to walk that part of Fort Bragg, yet.

Stuff is happening and money is being spent.

These guys must be laughing all the way to the bank.