May 06, 2009

Lagunitas Creek


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photo by Donald Kinney

The Lagunitas Creek is running full-blast these days...



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We finally got our Winter rains in March, and we even got another an inch or two in the past several days.



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In the late 1800's Samuel P. Taylor built a water-powered paper-mill near this spot.   Upstream he built a large holding-pond to store water to run his equipment, but switched over to more dependable steam power in the early 1900's.

In addition to his papermill, Taylor built an elaborate resort in the redwoods for weekend vacationers, naming it Taylorville -- now known as Camp Taylor -- a beautiful state park.   It's the perfect place to enjoy the tall trees, colorful stream, and a bit of down-to-earth camping.



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Beauty abounds...   Nature seems happy...   All is well...   Amen...


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2 comments:

Si's blog said...

Beauty does indeed abound. And always hope Mother Nature seems happy. Great pictures. Again.

Stacey Huston said...

April showers brings May flowers?

 
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