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Burney Falls

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 CHATEAU GRIEF PATREON (free tutorials this week as usual)

This is Burney Falls, the crown jewel of McArthur Burney State Park, located  just north of Redding, California.  It’s 129 feet high, and was named for the Samuel Burney who settled the area, recognized the significance of this magnificent waterfall and presented the land to the state in 1926.

There’s camping and hiking and plenty of fishing in the area, you can rent a paddle boat to go out on the lake, and it sounds absolutely wonderful.  

On the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, the park hosts a Heritage day that shows what life was like for the California Pioneers.  There are blacksmithing demonstrations, quill calligraphy, rope making.  You can make candles and watch two men operating a hand cross-cut saw.  There’s spinning and weaving and bead making, along with practical stuff like how to start a fire with flint and steel (perfect time to hype the video I made of Joe making strikers )

There’s a fiddle band, and bakers, and you can eat barbecue and drink fresh apple hard cider.  Everyone’s dressed up in mountain man hats and having a grand old time.  They say there’s even a ‘hands-on’ branding booth, though I don’t think that’s the sort of thing you can just encourage non-cowboys to do on a whim.  The whole event sounds like a wonderful time.  This year it’s October 8, so take a visit!

Xander banishes all holidays so he won’t be there, but still.  

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treegowth's avatar
Good God, you don't see a lot of these nowadays.
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Wauw it almost comes alive before my eyes.  It makes me wish I was there .  It's beautifull.
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ooh nice <3
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Very nice movements in the water and the spray is great :)
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JeFr316Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the variety of colors you use in the water! Incredible as always!
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MehrzAuchtyraHobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice!
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Luna-LotusHobbyist Artist
Uaaa i want to go thereeeeeeeeee!! :love: Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1]  Great job as always Chateaugrief Clap :clap: -- The Water looks like its crystal sooo amazing the drawing is very beautiful and also pretty magical i love how the colors of the Waterfalls are mixed together Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) 
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DBrentOGaraHobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I love the colors in the water. :)
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very nice drawing, water colors looks very lively.
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Darkarchangel96 General Artist
I love your landscapes. The water in this one is magical and I always love your explanations and descriptions too
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I love your beautiful and magical landscapes! ;u; 
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KH-Clark-DesignsHobbyist General Artist
I love how vibrant and magical you made this scene! The water almost feels bioluminescent!
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I feel cooler and more relaxed already. You've presented pure serenity here. :) (Smile) 
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Jess--ArtHobbyist Artisan Crafter
J'adore les reflets un peut violet dans l'eau et l'effet ombrager est très réussit ^^ merci pour cette euvre sublime 
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WOW, this is absolutely stunning!! Haruhi Suzumiya Emote - Thumbs Up  I love this!! Heart Love 
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Damn, this looks fantastic Cat nods    

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KotoriGirlHobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is spectacular. I love how you've managed to capture the way the light falls perfectly
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Little-Miss-WayneStudent General Artist
This looks really realistic almost as if it's actual on the screen.
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LexidusHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, these colors are absolutely mesmerizing! Almost looks like a magic or crystal waterfall. So gorgeous :D Your paintings never cease to amaze! 
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Love the purple and turquoise colours in this... :heart:
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xWolfie36xStudent Traditional Artist
The detail on the upper right rock is incredible! And the waterfalls look like rainbows! You never fail to find the most beautiful colors in beautiful things.
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Very beautiful. 
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Whoa, this some marvelous scenery! Great job!
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