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Grass Fire

We had a grass fire about 3/4 of a mile from us this afternoon. We just happened to have turned on the television to check the weather when we heard the report of the fire. Like moths to the flame we drove over to see what was going on. By the time we got there the fire crews were in a mop up operation.

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The video shows that several homes here in Trilogy at Rio Vista were in some danger. The golf course grounds crew turned on the irrigation system to help quell the flames before more damage was done.

Thanks to several city and volunteer fire departments for a job well done. They included the Rio Vista Fire Department, the Montezuma Fire District and the Isleton Fire Department.

Let’s keep the summer fire free.

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Bridge Video Twit

During the past two weeks, one of my videos and two of my Twitpic photos have been selected for ‘presentation’ on two web sites.

Vimeo’s Bridge Group (Bridges on Vimeo) selected one of my bridge videos for inclusion in their site. It shows the Rio Vista Bridge (aka Helen Madere Memorial Bridge) over the Sacramento River rising to let a small sailboat pass down river. The bridge is said to be raised and lowered even when there is no boat traffic to keep the cables and pulleys lubricated.

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I think I can. I think I can.

TwitSaver captured two of my recent TwitPic photos to use as screen savers on Windows based PCs.


Back cover, sleeve and record of the Bee Gees’ ‘Cucumber Castle’. (1970)


Blooming Tulip Tree in nearby park

Thank you Vimeo Bridge Group, TwitPic and TwitSaver for all your support. I also want to thank….. (Cue music…)

Fleeting web fame. Guess one should take it when one can.

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2008 Rio Vista Christmas Parade in Two Parts

The beginning of the very short 2008 Rio Vista Christmas Parade.

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The exciting conclusion of the Rio Vista, CA 2008 Christmas Parade.

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We are trying.

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Hummingbird in the Backyard

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Hummingbird 2 from DeltaGypsy on Vimeo.
My little buddy

This is the hummingbird that watches me each morning as I top off the fountains and replenish the bird food in the backyard. I took care of the Hummingbird Forest at the Denver Zoo for about ten years. Still amazes me that we see hummingbirds in December, but it is Rio Vista, California.

Petrol Prices Falling/Twitsaver

Petrol 1.71 last week. Today 1.65 cash in Rio Vista. SUV sales up. Guess some of us didn’t learn anything.

Update- 1:50 PM

Cool. My cheap petrol photo was shown on twitsaver. A Windows based screen saver. http://is.gd/9CNS

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