Monday, May 23

What I saw on my Walk

Took my camera on a walk this morning.  We have a lot of the things I love up here in my neighborhood.  Lots of Oak trees, birds, wild flowers (read weeds), and sometimes a view of the Sierra's with snow.  I just went on the short walk, next time I'll do the long walk and go into the group of homes next to mine.  They could be said to be the 'other side of the tracks', meaning the homes are way more 'bigger' and expensive than mine and they have moats (okay, it's a ditch, but a big one, my imagination says moat).

As I was starting on my walk the man and dog was passing by.  They walk every day.  We exchange good mornings and a thought or two.   As the man walks, he cleans up.  He picks up trash and puts it in the nearest trash can.  Picks up branches and tosses them out of the street, things like that.  Reminds me of my dad.  He was always picking up things out of the street or gutter, if they didn't belong there.  One time when I was very little he stopped the car on the side of the road, without saying anything to us, and got out and went back a ways to pick something he saw in the middle of the road.  It was a tool.  He just gets back into the car with his treasure.  He did things like that often.    Anyway, I like this man and his dog.   Sometimes his wife is with him.
 This is a sidewalk that doesn't go is strange.  There must have been a plan but who knows what it was.  There are two of these and one is very curvy so I call it the crooked mile, even if it is just a few yards long, little kids think it is fun for about 1 minute....
 That is my home with the red bushes.  I'm by a nature area *read drainage ditch and trees and berry bushes and of course weeds*.
 This stand of Oak trees is just down the street from my home.  I really want to go sit on that branch, but I don't want to scare the neighbors, or worry them that I'm strange.  I'm trying to keep that from them.
 Just some wild flower, weeds and of course California Poppy's.

 It is hard to see, but there is a lake in the distance.  I'm standing on a hill looking down into the fancy homes and the lake is in the background.  It's  Bass Lake ( reservoir), it is large enough to be home to Canadian geese and ducks of all kind.  About 7 years ago there was a pair of swans living there.  They had babies.  They came two years in a row but have not been back.  I'm positive they were swans!
 There are Blue Jays all over these here hills.  This one was the lookout I think.  Can you see him on the rock?
 This home has one of my favorite Oak trees in their yard.
 This is the point where I get see the Sierra's toward Lake Tahoe and when the clouds aren't low, I can see the snow.  They had more snow last week.  Crazy!!
 Just more of the trees.

 This is my all time favorite home site.  This development, as you can see, has no set yard structure.  Each lot is odd shaped because of the hills.  This home was built back on the lot to accommodate the Oak tree.  I love it..

 The next picture was also taken on a bit of a rise.  The odd shaped home in the distance, on the right, was the only home  on that hill when I moved into this development.  The cypress tree on the left, stood all by itself.  The building went crazy after I moved in.
 The stand of Oak trees by my home.


Corinnea said...

Glad you're out walking, it's more than I can say for myself! Love the poppies!

Jessica said...

I miss hills... and mountains... so pretty

Jennifer said...

i love your home and your neighborhood. I know if I visited your house I would not want to leave:) Thanks for the tour!!

Joan's Good Life said...

Wow! Those trees are just spectacular! I love those old, gnarly oak trees! When I see trees like that I wish they could talk. Just imagine all the things they've seen in their lifetime!