Provia 100 transparency film - DiMage hi-res scan
This image was taken at the far northern end of the Sacramento River Delta region of California. This rail track runs atop the levee of The Sacramento River just south of the town of Freeport.
Silt - carried downstream from the numerous rivers of Northern California has been deposited in the delta for eons. The soils here are among the richest on earth.
This area once billed itself as 'The Pear Capitol of The World'. Many of the orchards have been allowed to go to seed or have been eradicated in favor of wine grapes. A phenomenon happening with many crops throughout central and coastal California.
The moss along the pathway is common during the winter months here where fog, rain, and cool temperatures along with high humidity; are the dominant factors for the area's climate.
The lush green carpet will vanish during the months of summer and fall. Those months will see mostly sunny days here, where daytime highs frequently exceed 100º F (38º C).
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