SUNRISE OVER BEAR MOUNTAIN
Taken along Panama Lane East of Cottonwood Road. I had taken my Grandson to his work. I'm not usually out and about at this time of the morning so I pulled over and enjoyed the view. I love early morning.
FOUND IN A WRECKING YARD ALONG EDISON HIGHWAY
Ford trucks for 1942 Ford pickups boasted new styling but relatively few were built.
Production ceased on February 10, 1942, so the Ford company could concentrate on building war material instead. The United States was drawn into World War II on December 7, 1941, shortly after Ford's 1942 models were introduced. The order was given to stop production of civilian vehicles on February 10, 1942, so assembly plants could be converted to producing war materiel.
ALONG MILL CREEK, PLANTING NEW TREES
We had just arrived for our walk at Mill Creek there was a lot of activity with a lot of people planting new trees. The most info I could get from one of the adults supervising this activity was; The funds for this was a grant from the Ca Dept of Forestry and Fire prevention or some such (?). Most of the people doing the Planting were a group of Young Folks. It appeared like there were some Parks Dept employees also. They planted about 7 new shade trees around the Park. I Commend all of them for their Endeavors. I apologize for any wrong info.
SAN JOAQUIN TRACTOR CO.
San Joaquin Tractor co. has been in business in Kern Co since 1947 and has been at this location on the NW corner of California Avenue and Union Avenue since 1950.Owned by Mr. Louis Agnetti for those 71 years. They sell many name brand tractors and farm implements I've passed this building for many years and admired the decorated facade it appears to be a layered mural.
A different view of some of the last leaves of Autumn.
This old cat has been around our neighborhood for at least 10 or 12 years. We wonder how he might have stayed alive all of those years.He is your typical feral cat he was big, heavy and muscular.Over time we saw both ears come up missing. his tail appears to have been broken a couple of times. Last year both of his cheeks were raw with patches of fur hanging off of them. He still wonders in and out of yards along the street. My neighbor feeds him along with several other cats. I was really fortunate to get a shot of this guy I took them thru the fence. I'm sure he has more than 9 lives.
He knew I was close but not close enough to run away yet
A HORSE IN A CORRAL ? OR A SNAKE IN A PIT?
A 1976-77 Mustang Maverick Cobra ll (?)
I spotted this thru the gate into EPW's back lot, Helios has a variety of early model cars come thru his place. The introduction of the Mustang II in September 1973 coincided with the oil embargo. The marketplace was adjusting to the fuel crisis, increasing insurance rates, United States emission standards, safety regulations, and downturns in the economy, as well as the waning consumer demand in the pony car segment. GM had considered discontinuing the Camaro and Firebird after 1972, and in 1974 Chrysler discontinued the Barracuda and Dodge Challenger, American Motors discontinued the Javelin, and lighter, more economical imported cars became increasingly popular — "in effect, filling the segment the Mustang had created, then abandoned. Ultimately, the Mustang II would be an early example of downsizing that would take place among Detroit's Big Three later in the decade.
Let me introduce you to IGGY. He's a 1+ year old Muscovy Duck. He was one of 4 hatched at Mill Creek last spring. His mother was called SPARKLE because of her coloring. We wanted to name him something that went along with that name, it had to be a manly name so we called him IGNITION which was shortened to IGGY real quick. He's in his breeding plumage now his back feathers are showing the iridescent green and his Caruncle is bright red. Muscovey's don't quack the male Huffs and the female trills. This guy huffs as he is being fed. You can see that his crop is bulging from 4 handfuls of food my wife had just given him and his posture is telling her he needs more. He will wait on the fence until we come back by. Go to the internet and read about these ducks.
LUNCH AT MILL CREEK POND
My Wife feeding IGGY his lunch. He will fly across the pond and sit on the fence to be fed. He knows he will be fed all he can eat by perching on the fence, he wont have to share with the rest of the crowd. The ducks are fed by a multitude of people and they all have a name they have given them. The ducks have a lot of AKA's