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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Excerpt from Trinity Journal, 100 Years Ago

The Trinity Journal is a weekly newspaper. I like to read "The News Back Then" section, which has is the news from years ago, 25 50, 75, 100 and 125 years. This one is from 100 years ago Sept 19, 1909.

The atmosphere has been smoky for the past week, owing to forest fires, 15 of which are raging in the Trinity National forest. Two are near town, one on Brown's Mountain and the other on Mr. Bally. No damage is reported other than to timber

Surveyor H.L. Lowden went out to the Coumbs' Springs last Monday to examine into the matter of the location of a road connecting Coumbs's springs with wagon roads already established. The owners of the springs desire to have wagon road communication established as soon as possible, and will endeavor to complete the connecting road this fall.

On the trip up from Redding last Monday near Lowden Ranch, the Weaverville automobile stripped a gear and was compelled to stop. The passengers were sent to town in a livery team. The parts for the auto arrived Thursday from San Francisco and the company expects to have the machine repaired by the first of the week.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fruit Tart, Tarte Aux Fruits, Toulous Lautrec

To make a good fruit tart, prepare the pastry the
night before with wheat on flour-on guard not to handle
it too much-in proportions of a third of butter to
two thirds to flour; add sufficient water and salt.
Cover with a cloth and let your pastry rest.
Next day, lay it out; add a little more butter, roll it
and fold it many and many a time.

Bed your pastry on a butter baking sheet; prick it
with fork so tht it does not puff up when cooking,
other wise you will have puff pastry.
Next set out your fruit: cherries, cherry plums,
mirabelle plums, various stoned plums, apples cut in
round, sugar according to the acidity of your fruit.
And, to decorate, with some pastry, place your
initials on top; for examle, "Momo."*
*A pet pseudonym for Lautrec.

pg. 145 The Art of Cuisine
Toulouse-Lautrec Maurice Joyant

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Apples and Pears in September, Trinity County

These are the same pears that I had pictures of before. I love fruit picked fresh off the tree. These pear fruits are delicious once they ripen. The apples are from the neighbor. Thanks! Those apples are the best!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fall Leaves and Colors, Trinity County, California

I took this photo of a young maple tree in Trinity County, it had actually turned colors back in late August. I do so enjoy the fall colors, that arrive with the change of season.

One of the photos I altered in Photoshop and used one of the artistic filters in the program. I tried a few and I decided that I like the drybrush filter.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Dessert, Red and Golden Rasberries

Today at the market I noticed some golden raspberries and I could not resist trying them. I had not tried golden raspberries before. They are delicious! I think they are a tiny bit sweeter than the red raspberries.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Rainbow in Trinity County, Old Photographs

This is a great old rainbow photograph that my mother took many years ago. I scanned the photograph and then altered it in Photoshop. I used the patch tool, from the source, to get rid of the power line. Then using the clone stamp to get rid of the sun spot.

I could have also taken out the stop sign but I rather liked it in the photograph. Here are both photographs.

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Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta County

Beautiful Whiskeytown Lake, in Shasta County is one of the nicest places to relax, swim, and spend time on the lake with friends and/or family. The water is the perfect temperature, it has many great beaches, it is a campground lake and you can have recreational vehicles in the lake also. The water is clear, refreshing, and looks almost like a sea at times.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tomato Plants, Shasta County

I planted some tomato plants on the side yard, but they did not do so well this year. They grew very tall but I was not watering them often enough, so there were no tomatoes. Luckily my cousin has been bringing us some of her delicious garden tomatoes. Including this special heirloom tomato.



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Friday, September 04, 2009

September Brings Us Pears, Trinity County

There is a pear tree that has been on the property for years. I never remember having pears as a child, maybe it did not produce fruit at that time. It never really gets watered, yet the pear fruits are wonderful. They are not large pears and I have no idea what type they are, but they are sweet and delicious. Once we have picked some pears, I want to attempt once again to make a pear clafouti, or clafouti aux poires. You can substitute apples but it is not the same in my opinion.

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Mt. Lassen, Shasta County and Lassen County, California

Living in Shasta County we are fortunate to be able to easily visit the beautiful Mount Lassen. The mountain is 10,462 ft or 1,594 m.

These photographs were taken from the drive climbing up the east side of the mountain, a trip returning from Truckee, CA. I believe these are of Mount Whitney. The last photo is Lake Helen which is a very spectacular bright blue-green. Unfortunately, there is no swimming in this lake.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Answer to what type of spider if you are curious....

Thanks for responding!

Argiope Aurantia - black and yellow garden spider.
Also known as
Writing Spider, Banana Spider or Corn Spider.
Harmless to humans.

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Another scary spider! Does anyone know the type?

I have nothing against spiders as long as they are not crawling on me. I like it when the have huge webs, and these spiders usually do. I believe this is the same type of spider that I posted about before. They are scary looking spiders.

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