I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Annie in love?

It seems that my cat, Annie, is in a serious relationship with the mountain lion statue.
I was coming up the road, from my walk, and there she was touching noses with the statue. She saw me and the silliness began.
"Who's your friend Annie?"
When I said this, she rubbed her face on its head and got kind of goofy....
she started rubbing back and forth like animals do when they like each other. 
I think it's time to get her another feline companion. She's having fantasies. She has been alone too long.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Revival of an old Chinese building

Do you remember when my friend first moved to Isleton and I took some pictures of some of the buildings on the main street in town? One of the buildings was the Bing Kong Tong Society Building.
And this was the condition it was in until the beginning of last year. 
Well... take a look at it now.
This is what a few dedicated people can do with the help of ...
... its local Historical Society, stabilization grants, SHRA(Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency ) and The California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE).
The inside still needs to be finished but this may be the beginning of saving these old buildings from falling into decay.
This building has been restored to its former historical splendor, with gold leafed wood symbols on the second floor that were meticulously recreated by a local artisan who lives in town.
The attention to details was considerable, right down to the light fixtures and metal siding.
This building now represents Isleton's history with the respect it deserves.