Tuesday, October 26, 2021

WE GOT ABOUT ALMOST 2 1/2 INCHES OF RAIN IN OUR AREA

 I was happy about that.  Our lake will fill up a bit more and then once we get snow it will be even better.  

I'm trying to decide where to go on Halloween.  There are a few places in the mountains we have found where it's fun to go and walk around, see the people in their costumes and enjoy the festivities.  

Last year we went to Mt. Baldy - a different mountain town in a different mountain range and really enjoyed the day.  Most years we have gone up to Big Bear where the town really comes together to make it a fun day.  As long as the weather holds and no snow or rain comes we will head out to one of these places. 

This is a photo I took last year as we drove into the town of Mt. Baldy located in the San Gabriel Mountains.   They have such a unique little village of houses it's worth the trip just to see them.



Tuesday, October 19, 2021

DRIVING THROUGH ONE OF MY FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOODS YESTERDAY, REDLANDS, CA

 We had to go down the mountain to do our  shopping and decided to drive through the neighborhoods to see the Halloween decorations.  Redlands is popular for the Citrus Groves - and is one of my favorite places to walk when we have plenty of time down.  The fog was thick up here and on the hwy heading down so we wanted to make sure we got back up before dark and heavy fog again.  Mountain roads are scary in fog plus whenever there is moisture, even with the lightest rain rocks and boulders can fall down on the road.  It was beautiful once we got down the mountain. 

Not all of  them are decorated for Halloween but i love the houses.  My favorite house with the most comical decor are the last two photos.






















Sunday, October 17, 2021

BEAUTIFUL FLIGHT

Some pretty birds for a Sunday.

Today is a football day here at the house but for me it will be a nice walk through somewhere - not sure where I'm going but some place that every body else doesn't go on a weekend.  








Saturday, October 9, 2021

A HIKE UP A HILL WHICH ENDS IN AN AREA CALLED MAKAY PARK IN LAKE ARROWHEAD

 I was looking for a different place to walk one day and ended up near an area called Papoose Lake across the road from Lake Arrowhead.  It is a reservoir and there is a service road i took to go next to it  ...then after that I headed up a steeper hill to get to the park.  What I saw was so beautiful.  This body of water is the reservoir and the clouds were so amazing.  If it wasn't for the beautiful sky I would have probably not enjoyed an uphill walk but with every step it was even more invigorating.

Here are just a few of the many photos i took.  Hoping to do something equally as invigorating today.  Temps are chilly and sun is out after two days of clouds and rain.

I love the yellow rabbit brush this time of year and i don't know what the rust colored plants are but i will be finding out.













Monday, October 4, 2021

SO IT WAS A DAY LONG AGO - AROUND 2008 ..

 I'm walking along Euclid Avenue in Upland, Ca when I see this building.  Of course it was in October and since we are now in October I can post this.  I forgot all about it until I found it on an old blog of mine that has offline for a long time. 

So I see this building and take a photo, later posting it along with a poem I made up to go with it.  So today I bring it back. 

So how is fall going for you?  Are you having beautiful weather or does summer still rule the day.



There are hands across the doorway
and eyeballs in the soup
So step right up and trick or treat
and join us on the stoop

We'll gladly give you candy
As long as you understand
It's required when you leave our house
You leave without your hand....

LAKE GREGORY COLORS