Monday, October 27, 2008

Laguna Santa Maria is quiet at nite!
At nite there is hardly a car that passes our Camp. One of the things that I look for most of all in my nite camps is that they are quiet. This lakeside camp is one of the most quiet of all.

And it is so dark here too. At about 4am I stuck my head out MsTioga's door and was able to see the constellation Orion pointing at the Big Dipper.

Do you love to look at the stars? In September, 2004, reader Scott Squires sent me a gift. "NightWatch - A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe." This is a wonderful book which I use a lot. Being that I am living so close to nature, I feel very connected to the nite sky and the Universe. Maybe that is what brings forth in me the interest in planets, stars and the constellations.

10AM - Benito and the lake.
Little Mavicito and I went down to the edge of the lake to take some pics. Nearby, a man was reading his newspaper and he walked over to talk. His name is Benito, and he wanted to know about the MsTioga's mine mural.

As we talked, it came out that he is the owner of the park and restaurant property where we are camped. His name is Benito and he came to live here 30 years ago. At that time, there was only one home here. Now, the lake is ringed with homes.
Benito, pioneer lake front owner.

Lake Santa Maria on a gorgeous morning.


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