Monday, April 18, 2011
I saw this water tank up in a development in El Dorado Hills and was glad to see some creative camoflage not to mention public art! Homeowners with big properties often are required to have water storage tanks in case of fire or emergency. We are also using them now for gray water storage. They aren't this big but are still intrusive. They are hard to hide so why not use them as a canvas! It was interesting that the trees that they had planted in front of the tanks to hide them from the neighborhood had not survived so luckily the mural was in place. On smaller lots the tanks are often very visible and difficult to screen so I was encouraged to find these examples of tanks that "blend in" with the environment. My friend that I was with mentioned another example of a mural on a tank with the incredible hulk breaking through with gushing water- a more humorous interpretation! We had a great hike up there and the views in the spring from above Roseville and El Dorado Hills is spectacular! Happy Spring Everyone and I hope you all can get out and enjoy the wildflowers!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I am overjoyed to announce the arrival of Isabel Sofia to our family! My daughter, Christine, and her husband, Carlos, have a new baby girl as of March 28th weighing in at 7 lbs 4 oz. She is beautiful and doing very well indeed. I got to go down and visit them this last week and we had a lot of fun hanging out with the baby. Looks like I will be spending some time on the road going down to L.A. to visit often. Can't wait to teach her the names of all the flowers and play games in the garden!