Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Little Sparkle

Warmer, better weather than in 2010 or 2009.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Today (Sunday) we are getting the weather that was forecast for Friday. On Friday we had what they had forecast for today (just last night). I guess we could say that, along with the snow, their accuracy is Falling.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Afternoon Dewdrops


Catalpa tree seed podsCatalpa seed pods

Leveling the Green

Replacing the topsoil that was sequestered during construction of the new Learning Resource Center at Feather River College.
In the Spring the Green should be green again.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011


This may not be as portable as a chainsaw, but as a Halloween instrument it is equally frightening.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


A really great Halloween costume, or just a bitch behind the wheel?

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Halloween greeters at downtown businesses.

Ada's Place
Ada's Place

Emily's Garden and Pangaea
Emily's Garden and Pangaea

Emily's Garden
Emily's Garden

972-pound pumpkin!
Main & Bradley St. (For Lease!)

Great Northern Hair Company
Great Northern Hair Company

Bank of America
Bank of America

Carey Candy Co.
Carey Candy Co.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


This morning, the FRC Intro to Wildlife class captured a deer and outfitted her with a GPS/VHF collar. (She now has other pretty jewelry too – two ear tags). They are working with the California Department of Fish and Game to learn how to capture, handle, and collar deer in order to investigate how far our campus deer stray from the hay barn. :-J

It was a great experience for students who set up drive nets, waited until a deer wandered into the area, then chased her into the nets where she became temporarily entangled. They ‘mugged’ her (wrestled her down, blindfolded and hobbled her), then took blood samples, body measurements, vital signs, sampled the insects on her body (mostly ticks), collected hair samples, ear-tagged, and collared her. If you see a deer with a big fancy necklace, you’ll know why! Another capture attempt is planned in a couple of weeks.

Darla S. DeRuiter, Ph.D.
Environmental Studies & Outdoor Recreation Leadership
Feather River College
570 Golden Eagle Drive
Quincy, CA 95971

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

No Permit

On every campus I know, parking spaces are at a premium and enforcement can be brutal. You may get away with cutting a class or two, and cheating on a test will get you an "F", but taking a full-time faculty parking spot has serious consequences. :-J

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

West Wing View

The Judge Thieler maple tree
A photo of the Tree taken by Mike Nellor from the front of the West Wing cottage at Ada's Place this morning.
Time to wake up those Leaf-Peepers and tell them to hit the road up to Q-topia!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Log Deck Spray

Spray on the log deck at Sierra Pacific's Quincy mill.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Remember these peaches from a few days ago?
Here they are again:

(Here today, gone tomorrow!)

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Tree 2011

Here is the link to this year's day-by-day snapshots of the famous* "Judge Thieler Tree", a sugar maple, near the heart of beautiful downtown Quincy California.

(*famous) The tree was mentioned in this Sacramento Bee article on Sunday Sept. 25, 2011 touting the Leaf-Peeping opportunities in Plumas County.
... The Judge Theiler [correct spelling is Thieler] Tree, a maple near Quincy's courthouse, has become a magnet for photographers and painters, drawn by its size and stunning colors. ...
Here are photos of artists in action painting the tree last year.
Select a link below to compare this year's progress with prior years:

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Beginning to Fall

The Judge Thieler Sugar Maple on the corner of Lee Way and West High St.

Pumpkin on Jackson St.

Apple props

Summer's End

Last Ride?

Tinge of Color on the Sugar Maple

Dead Heads

Retired Petunias

Peachy Complexion

Gathering Storms

2pm September 14, 2011
Looking East from Quincy, CA
Looking East,

Looking North-East from Quincy, CA
North-East, and

Looking North from Quincy, CA
due North.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Vegging out at QNF.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Restoration and rebirth[day]

The Kellogg House - 1862.

Decked out in celebration of the nation's birth.

Here is a pre-restoration photo.