All the expected rain of the past two winters - which did not fall - has been dumping on Northern CA. It's wet and windy and wet.....but yesterday - there was a break in the rain. We worked hard in the a.m. on school - commenting from time to time on how nice it was the rain let up for a bit.
|Tailgating with Nolan and Michael|
Michael came in with an alarming idea - he'd make a picnic lunch and we'd go out to the Spenceville Wildlife Area and plant our 2015 Christmas Tree. He projected we'd be home in time for Nolan's Japanese lesson and we could finish school in the late afternoon. We did just that. We enjoyed our lunch amongst the cows, the trees, and the sun; then we set out on a walk.
|Note Charlie the tree in Nolan's arms - Yuuki refused to look|
Our idea was to buy a live tree for Christmas, and plant it after Christmas. We've marked the coordinates so we can revisit it when we're in the area in the future. All participated in the transplanting and it was great fun.
|Michael even went and found manure|
|Stacia insists she wants to be a farmer - so she got her hands in the dirt|
Here are a few shots so we can be sure to find it again - and can compare it's growth. It's located at N39 06.628 W121 18.880.
I had taken a photo of this stump during lunch and knew that I wanted to try for a group shot here before we left.
|Nolan, Stacia, De'Etta, Michael, Alex (ZANDER)|
Some shots on the way out...... I was thinking it would be fun to boondock out here - but the road and this bridge are deal breakers.
While Michael was taking photos of the above bridge, I noted this tree. I walked towards him to snap a shot before he was back in the car. He stopped and took the shot - and it is gorgeous!
It was good to get out of the campground for a bit of an adventure. We're focused on school, school, school but we needed to get out and enjoy the sun. Good call, Michael.