Success Dam & Lake

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This is the information sign at the Success Dam and Lake scenic lookout. I guess I managed to get my shadow in the photo.

On Highway 190 between the California towns of Springville and Porterville is the Success Dam and Lake scenic lookout. I stopped to visit once, but there wasn’t much to see. In the pretty big parking area were a couple of overflowing trash cans and port-a-potty I was not brave enough to visit. There’s a low stone wall separating the parking lot from the lake (which I suspect was much lower than usual, due to the California drought), and an information sign on the wall.

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On the left of the photo, you can just see the low stone wall separating the parking lot from the lake. The dam is shown at the back edge of the lake.

The day was hot and windy, and if the water in the lake helped cool the air, I didn’t notice. I only stayed long enough to take some photos of the lake and what I think were datura flowers growing on the land between the parking lot and the water.

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I think this is a datura flower.

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura, Datura is a genus of nine species of poisonous vespertine flowering plants belonging to the family Solanaceae. They are known as angel's trumpets, sometimes sharing that name with the closely related genus Brugmansia, and commonly known as daturas. They are also sometimes called moonflowers..

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura, Datura is a genus of nine species of poisonous vespertine flowering plants belonging to the family Solanaceae. They are known as angel’s trumpets, sometimes sharing that name with the closely related genus Brugmansia, and commonly known as daturas. They are also sometimes called moonflowers…

 

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(I took all of the photos in this post.)

About Blaize Sun

I live in my van, which makes me a rubber tramp. I like to see places I've never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again. I like to play with color. I make collages and hemp jewelry and cheerful winter hats. I take photographs and (sometimes, not in a long time) write poetry. All of those things make me an artist. Although I like to spread joy and to make people laugh, my wit can be sharp. I try to stay positives in all situations, to find the goodness in all people. But I often feel compelled to point out bullshit when I smell it. I like to have fun, to dance, to eat yummy food, to sit by a fire and share stories. I want to know what people hold dear and important, not just make surface small talk. This blog is a way for me to share stories. This blog is made up of my stories, rants, and observations, as well as my photographs.

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