Archive for August, 2014

tower bridge

The bridge with the city skyline in the background.

Sacramento may not be as well-known as other Californian cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. But it serves an important role as the state capital. The California State Capitol building houses the state legislature and the office of the Governor.

A landmark of the city is the Tower Bridge across the Sacramento River. It is also known as the Sacramento River Bridge.

The Tower Bridge was the first vertical lift bridge in the California Highway System, inaugurated in 1935. The bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The bridge has ample space for pedestrian traffic, and it is a wonderful experience walking along the bridge and watching the flow of the old river.

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enchanting insect

There is a dragonfly in my backyard that seems to come closer and closer to me.

One day, it comes close enough for me to notice, for the first time, that it has two sets of wings.

The wings are quite magical. Each time I see them, a new word comes to mind: gossamer, paper-thin, silvery, sequined.

It dances around, buoyant and light, then it floats away, perhaps to another garden, to enchant another human.

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writer's helpers

Flowers from the garden, to soothe the eyes, while I work on my book.



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