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slgwv

Posted on 03/28/2015


Photo taken on February 16, 2015



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Roadside rest

Roadside rest
Big Springs Gardens. Roadside falls and spring on California State Route 49 a couple of miles west of Bassetts Junction. The plaque reads:
"Dedicated to the memory of state highway foreman Peter A. "Pete" Lavezzola (1925-1968), a native son who built this fountain in his spare time as a convenience for the public. Downieville Parlor No. 92 N.S.G.W. A.D. June 1971."

Don Barrett (aka DBs travels), Rambonp, Tim Hanko, Clint and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


21 comments - The latest ones
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Good looking falls. nice shot.
2 years ago.
slgwv has replied to Grisly (Roger)
Thanks!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Magnificent capture!

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2 years ago.
slgwv has replied to William Sutherland
Thanks!
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Excellent capture. Wouldn't have known it was man-made, Steve.
2 years ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Thanks, Ron! AFAIK the falls themselves are natural, but the catchment basin and fountain were built.
2 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
One click of great beauty. Truly a beautiful work my friend !!
Have a great weekend.
2 years ago.
slgwv has replied to Marcello Ciappi
Thanks!
2 years ago.
Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
Beautiful. I love the "shaggy" rocks! Is that tree roots growing over them?
2 years ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Thanks! There may be some roots, but I think a lot of it's moss.
2 years ago.
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj ) I LoVe it here !
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!…
Wonderful creation !!
2 years ago.
slgwv has replied to M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!…
Thanks!
2 years ago.
Clint
Clint
That's an impressive fall. I'm surprised to see water flowing anywhere in California these days.
2 years ago.
slgwv has replied to Clint
It probably won't be flowing so well later in the season, alas.
2 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Very cool looking place
2 years ago.
slgwv
slgwv
It's quite an oasis!
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( For comment back to my friends, I have to borrow my son's Computer as mine is having some snag and it will set right in India after 4th July))
2 years ago.
slgwv has replied to Rambonp
Thanks!
2 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs travels)
Don Barrett (aka DBs…
Somehow I've passed that multiple times and never noticed it -- good photo.
2 years ago.
slgwv has replied to Don Barrett (aka DBs…
Thanks! It was an impulse pull-off as we were coming back from a hike on the PCT.
2 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to slgwv
Some of my better pictures have happened when I just pulled off to stretch and looked around and saw something I would've just driven past.
2 years ago.