The subtle signs of summers coming on Donner Pass are on full display as an intermodal train glides downhill at the historic location of Blue Canyon, California. The snow run-off is filling in a pool that follows the track downhill into the Sacramento River Basin. Dead bushes and limbs present a natural fire danger, but is a natural process of regrowth and overall, it was a nice crisp early summer day spent doing a pastime of mine. Photographing trains in nature. The bell in front of me rings its repeated melody as not one but two trains pass. A loaded grain shuttle is slowly working uphill making a racket as this intermodal is as quiet as the night.
The approach and joys of summer.