From Lake to Fountains

Sep 19, 2010

I just moved!

Mild Weather
Indian Summer at Lake of the Pines
Seasons

Natural Setting
Oh My Darling
White Heron, Ducks, Geese

Friendly People
Veterans Day Parade
Mountain Mandarin Festival

Fair Oaks
The Fountains

Written by Bill Olen

We had a great time at the 2008 Mountain Mandarin Festival today. As we walked up to the entrance, a friendly lady offered us some free admission tickets. We walked past vendors booths sampling candy, nuts, jelly, and of course Mandarin oranges. Then we came to the highlight of the event — Traylor Ranch Mandarins. We saw a Mandarin booth with signs saying no pesticides, a good indicator. A man was standing in front of the booth, not hiding inside it, giving out whole Mandarins as samples, not just tiny slivers. We decided to buy a 10 lb. bag for $14, and pulled out a twenty. A woman in the booth asked if we had singles, we didn’t. The man out front said we could have two 10 lb. bags for twenty, we said yes. Magnificent Mandarin Marketing!

Written by Bill Olen

Old Auburn Post Office

Aug 27, 2008

Last week the Auburn Journal covered the troubles at the Old Auburn Post Office, and now News10/KXTV in Sacramento has picked up the story. It seems the oldest post office west of the Mississippi to be continually in operation from one location has too little business. So keep those cards and letters coming!

Written by Bill Olen

We all went up to the Lake to cool off, and had a great conversation with Doug Penny about how the only competitive advantage is your own unique quality, and met his wife Vanessa.

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Auburn Fireworks 2008

Jul 5, 2008


iPhone Video

We went to the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration in Auburn, California this year and caught an interesting angle with the Court House in the shot.

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Llama Ritual

Jun 13, 2008


iPhone Video

In a field across from the Lake of the Pines entrance, they are clearing the brush with a herd of goats, some sheep, and a guard llama. The llama is the leader who protects and serves. A fitting ritual.

Written by Bill Olen


iPhone Video

A couple days ago we had a picnic and shot some footage at the final resting place of the Bard of Auburn and the Gold Bug Mine Stamp Mill.

Written by Bill Olen


iPhone Video

We share the Secret!

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The Key

Mar 24, 2008

Josh Bernoff says:

The key is you’re living in a world where people’s expectations have been set by YouTube, so you want to think, what can I put together that somebody, might, in my customer base might actually find fun, interesting, entertaining to look at.

Written by Bill Olen

Auburn Statues

Mar 21, 2008


iPhone Video

For over 40 years, Dr. Kenneth H. Fox of Auburn, CA has been creating massive concrete sculptures. Below is a map locating statues in this video:


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Written by Bill Olen
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