Mural along the Los Gatos Creek Trail under East Main Street in Los Gatos.
All cleaned up. Can not go inside still, but you can touch it now. It’s no longer behind all of the barrier fencing that had been up for quite a while. Same great views of the valley and a new paint job for the box.
From up on Mt. Hamilton, you can see a lot. Hard to see in my photo, I know. However, the left of the photo above shows San Jose and at right of middle shows San Francisco amongst much more. Its easier to see in person and so I highly recommend visiting. Drive safely and slowly as the road to the top is winding, includes many rocks and dirt patches, and is a favorite for impressive bicyclists to conquer.
South San Jose is in the right of this photo above and Monterey is in the center in the distance.
And when you are ready to go inside the Lick Observatory from atop Mt. Hamilton, you can see this gigantic telescope from 1888, among other modern telescopes at the observatory.
Here is Uvas Reservoir now, during our drought. The water is usually much higher.
Still, that is better than it was five months ago before we had even modest rain amounts. Here is the same spot in October below.
Below is another part of Uvas reservoir now, during our drought.
You have to go a ways down to get to the water. Still, that is better than it was in October as seen below.
It is amazing how many gallons of water that difference represents at just one of many reservoirs we have. I look forward to comparing these photos to future wet and dry years. Interestingly, when it is wet, or wetter, dry, or drier, there always seems to be people out here finding some form of recreation. I didn’t capture it in photos but there are at least 20 people around me as I took these photos on both dates fishing, walking, relaxing, and taking photos.
Clayton F Bloomfield
Go placidly amid the
noise and haste.
No doubt the universe
is unfolding as it
I was running an errand when I saw this painting on a wall between two buildings out of the corner of my eye. Pleasant surprise.