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Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Spring!!!





"Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small.
We haven't time, and to see takes time-
like to have a friend takes time."
Georgia O'Keefe


Nothing says Springtime more than yellow flowers...


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!!!





"The spirit of Easter is all about Hope, Love and Joyfull living.
Happy Easter!!
Unknown


The Easter Duckling wishes you an 
Easter and Spring filled with  life, love and laughter!!!


Love and Easter Blessings to you all!!!





Saturday, April 19, 2014

Benton Crossing...





"I want, of course, peace, grace, and beauty.
How do you do that?
You work for it."
Studs Terkel


This farm equipment is on display in Benton..
a small community on the edge of Mono County.

It was once a thriving mining community
and is now a small community
centered around a natural hot springs...



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Friday, April 18, 2014

Bad Moon Rising...





"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."
George Carlin


Remind me, the next time there's a lunar eclipse, 
to get my tripod out!!!

Credence Clearwater Revival



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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nature's Heart...





"We do not see nature with our eyes, 
but with our understandings and our hearts."
William Hazlett

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Have you ever been...



...to the California Poppy Festival?


If you think you might be in California April 26 & 27...
plan to head to Palmdale for the Annual California Poppy Festival...

Rolling hills after rolling hills, all covered in California poppies...
Spectacular!!!


This pic is from my archives...
but it was inspired by my drive back up to Mammoth!!!
I didn't have time to stop, much to my disappointment...
I was under a timeline to get to the town council candidate forum...
Maybe the next time I head down I'll be able to stop...
I'll keep you posted!!!


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our Little Corner of the World...





"A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable."
William Wordsworth


Heading back up the mountain!!!



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Monday, April 14, 2014

What did you do over the weekend???





She's an expert lemon picker...


...and florist...


...and of course...master pianist!!!

Quality time with the 'Tude!!!



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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Surreal Reflections...





"Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection
of something that is happening inside of us."
Alan Cohen


Ok...I admit it...I'm not in Mammoth...
so here's a shot from our trip to Death Valley...
We were sitting on the deck outside the restaurant watching the sunset
when I saw this reflection in the restaurant window...

I keep thinking there's an artist who's work resembles this...
either a painter or maybe lithographs or serigraphs or whatever...

Oh well...can't remember that far back to my art history days...



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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wanna Buy a Town???



This is Dunmovin, and it's for sale!!!


Legend has it that during the Dust Bowl years, a group of Oklahoma settlers
drove to California, and when they arrived at this spot on Hwy 395 they said...
"We're dun movin'!!!"


Well...I don't know who lives there now...
but it's for sale...


Actually, in the early 1900's it served as a freight station for silver ingots from the 
Cerro Gordo mines...
Charles and Hilda King purchased it in 1936 and changed the name to Dunmovin...
There was a post office there for all of three years...
The rest of the settlement was a roadside service station, a store, tourist cabins, and a cafe...
The property was sold in 1961 and the cafe and store stayed busy for many more years...
It's deserted now...and for sale...
...And that, folks, is the rest of the story...


Anybody interested???




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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Breath of Angels...





"The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious.
And why shouldn't it be? -it is the same the angels breathe.
Mark Twain
Roughing It


Is it just a coincidence that Mark Twain's book Roughing It was written
about his travels to the west, including the Eastern Sierras???



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Thursday, April 10, 2014