Field Trip

Last Sunday afternoon, we drove down to Lake Kaweah to go walking among the cockleburs. I think the dam was built in 1962 or ’63, so I don’t remember a time when it wasn’t there. 

It is sort of ugly, but interesting at the same time. There are nicer places to walk in Three Rivers, but variety is a good thing. Keeps you and your brain from settling into a rut, something my paternal grandmother preferred to call a “groove”, which she said made for smoother travel.

There are old home sites and even a former swimming pool. A metal detector might yield some interesting results.

pool tile and cockleburs

The bridge is interesting with its styling in the concrete. It crosses Horse Creek.

We followed Horse Creek for awhile. Not much to it, but it became messy, so we went back to the road and followed it into a flock of red-wing blackbirds. Raucous critters. The mallards and snowy egrets are quieter. We encountered another bridge across Horse Creek and headed back. The flower is mustard.This was a field trip just for fun, not for work. I don’t think there is anything pretty enough down there to paint, although a view of Alta Peak and Moro Rock with the lake in the foreground might appeal to a few folks. Minus the cockleburs. . .

6 Comments

  1. Cheryl Barker
    February 4, 2018

    I would have loved to have been there to try to snap some photos of all the birds — especially the snowy egret. Exciting! 🙂

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    • cabinart
      February 4, 2018

      Cheryl, isn’t it funny that the birds from other places look so much more interesting than our own? I would flip out to be surrounded by cardinals!

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  2. Janet Bailey
    February 2, 2018

    Jana, I do enjoy your descriptive blogs, they keep me looking, feels like you are talking to a friend, or that’s how two people might converse. Thanks, Janet Bailey, (Nikki Crain’s sister

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    • cabinart
      February 2, 2018

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Janet! I try to write as if I am just talking to a friend, so your description made my day.

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  3. Virginia Tillman
    February 2, 2018

    I enjoyed the pictures, I well remember it all before Lake Kaweah was there. Thanks for posting!

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    • cabinart
      February 2, 2018

      Nice to hear from you, Virginia! And it must be particularly interesting to you having seen the area prior to the dam.

      Reply

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