Water Intake on Sacramento River at Knights Landing, CA.
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This is the first of six standalone photos I will be posting from a journey in February, 2011.
From a satellite view, the Sacramento (on the north)/San Joaquin (on the south) Valley looks like an elongated soup tureen, with its pouring lip centered at the San Francisco Bay, dressed by the Golden Gate Bridge. Sacramento, the state capitol, is almost dead center.
The entire valley is laced with roads of every kind, size, dimension, and direction. Many of the back country roads are minimally traveled and make for splendid journeys into charted but unfamiliar territory.
One such road is State Route 45. A state highway, its life is short, traversing northward from Knights Landing to Hamilton City (both very small towns) for only 76 miles. On this journey I covered only half of the highway, the southern portion between Knights Landing and Colusa (about 38 miles). There is great wonder and beauty to be found on this short road just northwest of Sacramento—a perfect area for “quest, exploration, and adventure!” (See my Philosophy page.)
Book-marked, I love your blog! 🙂
Hope to keep adding more on a regular basis.
What a cute miniature lighthouse–what part of the river is this located?
Yes, and there is a plethora of such things throughout my neighborhoods. This is at Knights Landing, a tiny community northwest of Sacramento, along the Sacramento River.
Your productions are amazing. Great art, intersting subjects, great photos, perfect exposures, and great music. It was a wonderful artistic experience going through your things. You are very gifted.
Thank you, Ralph! I hope you bookmark my-neighborhoods and return for future posts.
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