Sunday, March 18, 2012

Juncos on the roof!!!

I sprinkle black sunflower seed on the roof below my upstairs bedroom window and here's what I captured this morning.  Endless entertainment!

A snowy Sunday morning

I love the blue light of a snowy early morning...and the way the snow sticks to the trees...and the brave little juncos who will go to any lengths for sunflower seeds!

(This was taken yesterday, before the snow hit)

Rainy Friday afternoon

It's been raining here for 5 days so Grant and I decided to take a ride down to Oakland Camp, which usually floods in high water events.  I think of my son Ben whenever I go here.  It's the local swimming hole and hangout for Quincy kids in the summer.

 The road into Oakland Camp

Our flooded goosepen

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Fun Afternoon Stuff

Prism lights

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Tuskegee Airmen at the Plumas National Forest

On February 29th, we were honored at the Plumas NF to host a group of the original Tuskegee Airmen.  Edith Roberts also attended and spoke.  She is the widow of the first African American accepted for U.S. Army pilot training, Colonel George "Spanky" Roberts.  He later commanded the 99th Fighter Squadron and the 33rd Fighter Group.  It was a treat to listen to all that these veterans had to share, their experiences with discrimination, and the pride we all feel at what they endured.  They arrived in a snow storm and managed to participate in 4 events to share their stories with our community.  I am glad I got to meet them and share some pictures of these living legends.

Leonard Yates

Mr Yates signing autographs

Earl Ford-Forest Supervisor greeting our guests at a breakfast

The group gathers, including James Coleman, George Porter, Edith Roberts, and Walter Suggs

Lunch at the Vets Hall

Our trusty crew of servers

Airborne Division guest
 I only got to attend 2 of the 4 events, but you can see the newest release of Red Tails at your local theaters, and there are several other films and books available too!