Wednesday, February 24, 2010

On the Road

Last week, I left our dun-colored canyon and took a trip to visit my friends Chuck and Carol in the San Joaquin Valley of California. I found myself mesmerized by the big sky,

the deep green fields filled with orange flowers
and dotted with sheep – (hope you can see them in this too dark a photo),
The orchards were in bloom,


and the orange trees in my friends' backyard heavy with fruit.
In the morning, I woke up to rain and some enterprising birds eating apricot blossoms for breakfast.
There are still lots of buds and some blossoms they missed, so not much harm done.
Later in the day it stopped raining and Carol and I visited the small town of Exeter. It's famous for its murals and many antique shops, so we had a lot of fun! More about that to come soon.

7 comments:

  1. Åh vilka härliga bilder Inger. Här hemma börjar många längta efter våren och värmen. Vintern håller oss fortfarande i ett järgrepp och igår hade vi -24grader i Stockholm.

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  2. Petra...det ar inte klokt vad kallt vader ni har! Minus 24 grader....sa kallt har det val inte varit i Stockholm sedan 40-talet.

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  3. You are so right about the close up of the buds looks almost identical to the pic I posted! :) It is beautiful there. Gorgeous! Sounds like you had so much fun. Looking forward to your next post about Exeter.

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  4. I love the photos of your trip down.... makes me look at our area in a whole new light... I hadn't even noticed the apricot trees are starting to bloom... Thanks for letting me see the beauty all round me....

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  5. AJ - Oaks: Yes, I had a lot of fun and I thought it amazing about the branches.

    Retired Girl: The valley and its small towns are beautiful for sure.

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  6. Love your pictures, very refreshing to see some green. Snowed in again in WV.

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  7. Cattle Call Farm: The green fields were a treat for me too -- the canyon here is sort of beige right now. It will burst into spring flowers and green grasses in a few months though....it's been a long winter everywhere....

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