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Supermoon in El Dorado County

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - This was shot in El Dorado County California at 8:15 p.m. 5.5.12 on the Ponderosa Road overcrossing at HWY 50 (near the recent meteor explosion and meteorite dusting back on April 22, 2012).

Hoped to get it coming up over the Sierra, but it was sneaky and came up further south and higher in the sky than I wanted it to be, but still pretty. Little instant tail gate party going on with all the area folks hanging out on the overcrossing waiting for it to show up.
 

 

Early Bloom in the Rose Garden

Early Bloom in the Rose Garden

Join our volunteers for a walk through our award-winning Historic Rose Garden. Enjoy some of the Historic City Cemetery’s most beautiful and rare roses abloom in the early spring.  Park across the street from the cemetery and assemble in the front parking lot.  The tour is free; however donations are appreciated and are used for our ongoing preservation of the garden.  For more information call 916.264-7839 or 916.448.0811.

“Early Bloom in the Rose Garden”

Historic City Cemetery

1000 Broadway Sacramento

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10AM

Where's the Sun?

Where's the Sun?

Rainy days are not the "cat's meow" when they just don't end.

Free Electronic Waste Drop off Fundraiser to help Merryhill Millcreek Elementary School

Free Electronic Waste Drop off Fundraiser to help Merryhill Millcreek Elementary School

What: Free Electronic Waste Drop off Fundraiser, Participants won’t even have to get out of their car. Pop the trunk or open the door and we will unload for you!

Why:  To raise funds for the expansion of the Merryhill Millcreek Elementary School library to support our school literacy program.

Where:  Merryhill Millcreek School parking lot at 2565 Millcreek Dr. Sacramento, Ca 95833 

When:  Saturday, April 14, 2012     Time: 9am-1pm

Cost:  It’s free!

Sacramento Tree Foundation suggests the perfect Valentine's gift for your friends and family

Sacramento Tree Foundation suggests the perfect Valentine's gift for your friends and family

Everyone needs a tree to love


Give your friends, family, and loved ones living in Sacramento County the gift of shade, beauty, and enhanced well-being.

Tell them about the Sacramento Shade Tree Program so that they too can take advantage of the FREE energy savings shade tree program sponsored by the

Beautiful Plant is Both Poisonous And Invasive

Beautiful Plant is Both Poisonous And Invasive

California is dealing with a beautiful but invasive and poisonous invader called the Rattlebox Plant (also known as Red Sesbania or Scarlet Wisteria), scientific name Sesbania punicea.  According to a publication of the California Invasive Plant Council this plant is a native of South America and because of its profuse red flowers was introduced as a garden plant in California prior to 1930.  It was first documented in riparian vegetation in 1987.  Since then it has spread rapidly along the American and San Joaquin Rivers.  This weed is known to thrive in 13 counties up and down the state of California and is a problem in several southern states.

In a pamphlet published by the Sacramento Weed Warriors reasons for this weed being a problem are listed as follows: 

  1. Sesbania is rapidly forming dense stands along rivers & creeks in the Sacramento region.  Sesbania clusters are often so th