THOSE BLOND ITALIANS
AND PASSING SCENES
It was a journey of discovery, learning more about our adopted state. A thousand miles and lots of sights of the Golden State.
Along the way we found images that didn't seem to fit into a niche for a specific blog posting, so we've collected a few of them here.
Statuary, including the priest who started the missions
others with less defined purpose
and those that honor
We thought these two official portraits, hanging side by side some how represent the range of this state
Ronald Reagan to Jerry Brown-
variety of substance and style
and of course more natural beauty that we could imagine
in urban and wilderness settings
The color combination along the highway was magical
this is on the western slopes of the Sierra, lupin reigning over majestic mountain passes and valleys
I wish I could convey the feel of the mild breeze coming out of the mountain pass, warmed by a late afternoon sun and enriched by the fragrance
Here they stand as sentries overlooking a river gorge
Often people forget California is more than beaches, cities and cars. It is the real and movie setting west-
you can go no further west. It is also a land
of the big sky and wide open spaces
We enjoyed the cloud play
and took delight in the great California highways
away from the Freeways and Interstates
THE BLOND ITALIANS ARE ON THE GO
Our colony of Italian bees from Glenn California seem to be thriving. We will be checking soon to determine if the queen has been laying eggs. In the meantime the colony seems active.
Taking these photos gives me a chance to hear them well. They zoom around as I move close, buzzing my ears. I've heard no sign of an Italian accent yet
See you down the trail.