Tuesday, June 19, 2018

I JUST CHECKED HERE AND REALIZED IT'S BEEN ALMOST TWO MONTHS SINCE I BLOGGED HERE

I must commit to myself to do better than that.  I've taken so many photos in the last few months that I could stop now and never take another one for the rest of the year and have plenty to post.  We've been out a lot going to different places and enjoying the weather. 

This time of year I'm always taking photos of the 18 (Rim Highway) that we travel on when we go down the mountain.  These plants are called "Spanish Broom" and are considered very invasive in our area.  I've read that back in 2010 they were talking about removing them but so far they still reign in the area during summer.  They put out a nice fragrance as you are driving by them.





Wednesday, April 25, 2018

DRIVING INTO LAKE ARROWHEAD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD

I saw this white blooming tree.  I couldn't get a photo of it so when we left the area we came back by it - in fact Mike made a point of going by it again so I could get my photos.  Going towards the tree on my side of the car the light was too bright so I pointed my camera backwards and didn't know I was getting the red of the fire station door in the pic.  It made the white pop.  Thanks to my resident chef ..I mean Mike.

I wonder who the guy is who is walking.  I hope he didn't mind me taking his pic.




Another white tree below  seen in the backward photo.  This one is a Dogwood.




Coming down Lake Gregory drive to go home I photographed the houses on the opposite side of the hills.  What beautiful weather we have been having.

After i get my "chores" done of which there are hardly any, I hope to go back out in search of white blooming trees.  I love them more than even pink, really pink, rosy pink, and other pink type of blooming trees (except for apple blossoms and magnolia trees).


Monday, April 23, 2018

SOME PHOTOS FROM REDLANDS THE OTHER DAY

Here are some houses i passed the other day.  This top one I especially liked.  The day was a high contrast type of day (which is not my favorite type of lighting for photos).  Anyway, it was enjoyable to be down in 80 plus temperatures and even when we got back home it was still nice here in the mountains, not too chilly.

There are so many parts of Redlands I've yet to check out because I keep beig drawn to the more historical district.  I know there are some nice neighborhoods around the University which we have driven through one day and I will go back at some point and do a walk through the area. 

One week from today and I'm on my way to the central coast to stay at my sisters before we take off on that Tuesday to go up the coast to Oregon.  I'm already starting to pack!

Some of the places I'm really looking forward to are in Northern California - Trinidad, Eureka, Arcata (all in Humboldt county) and then I'm not sure but I need to find out if Florence which is south Oregon Coast is doable before we get to Eugene.  I'm thinking it won't be, because at that point we will probably be on the "5" - not the 101.  I need to have my map reader tell me all about it.





















Thursday, April 19, 2018

LAURA - REMEMBER WHEN - WINE TASTING -

I would love to take a day sometime and do this again.  It was fun and I enjoyed this particularly winery the most.  Didn't we visit around four that day.  Missing in the pic is Mike who is taking the photos.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CAYUCOS - AND EXCUSE ME - IF I POSTED SOME BEFORE - DON'T FEEL LIKE LOOKING BACK

I don't think I have posted these but if so, here they are again.  So, Sis, you wanted to see my photos so here are a whole lot more.

Cayucos is a very quaint and one of my favorite small beach towns.  My my first stop off I ever made here was way back when my kids were young, elementary school area and we took my sister's daughter with us on a vacation up the coast.  Five kids crammed into an Oldsmobile - I don't even know how we did it.  I only remember there was always one in the front seat with us (they were bench not bucket seats at that time).    It wasn't until we would stop here with my sister on our later trips to the coast that I would recognize the place and remember we had been here in the early 80's. 

























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