April 13, 2008

A Walk Around the Block

Yesterday we went for a walk.  Our "block" is a 4 mile loop. Yes, it's just like a block in that it is 4 streets with none between and we end up back at home. 

I decided to take a camera because there are signs of spring.  Faint, but they are there. 

This would be the garden on the side of the house.  Nearly an inch of green!  Of course today the plants are lamenting their boldness in peaking out so early in the season - it's cold. 

Along the way, we go past a very old house (which I will post about eventually). They now keep a couple of horses who seem to be very placid and are outside on the nice days when we walk.

Yes, they are a ways back from the road and I don't have much of a zoom with this camera.  The fun part is that they keep an eye on us as we walk by as if we're the only people they've ever seen walking in the street. 

The woman who lives in the house where we see the horses is also an avid gardener. I love walking past her place because the plants are wonderful.  She must put in hours a week to keep them so nice.  Right now, we have the crocuses in bloom.

I know... I was way too far away when I took that picture (standing right over them).  I really need to learn how to work the macro function that I only learned was available when I read my link to the "coolpix" yesterday. 

If you remember my colorful fall banner,  the picture above is taken from about the same spot.  I'm calling it "pre-spring".  Any green you see are pine trees which grow like weeds in this area. Many of them rooted directly to the granite rocks which we always find to be an amazing thing. In a few weeks I hope there will be some color with new leaves coming out - or maybe we had our summer yesterday when it hit 70 and that's it for the year.

This is one my husband should've taken with a better camera.  He's the one who chose the shot - I don't have the lens set correctly so there's more glare in the water than there should be.  Still it's a nice little creek.

And that's the tour around the block for now. Does practice make perfect?  I guess we'll see if I can start taking better pictures.  It might help just a tad if I had taken the trouble to learn how this thing works.  I suppose better late than never.

Depending on global warmening we may have more nice pictures for spring soon. Either that or it will get so hot we end up with beach front property because of polar ice melting OR maybe we'll succeed in making it so cold I'll have pics of polar bears in my yard.   Only time will tell.

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1 Omg, you live on the set of the Blair Witch Project? Running with an unoriginal theme here, but, "How much more rural could it be? And the answer is NONE. None more rural."

Posted by: Erica at April 13, 2008 07:59 PM (OQDyt)

2 That looks sooo peaceful... Heck, I can just look at horses in a field and relax. 

Posted by: pam at April 13, 2008 09:00 PM (l6NIn)

3 Yep! Looks great! A walk is good to lift the spirits! That reminds me, I gotta get to the liquor store! Central California was 85 (Sunday) and I damn near hopped in the pool after mowing the lawn. I ruv glow-ball warmings!

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Posted by: JihadGene at April 14, 2008 09:50 AM (no8nn)


your walk around the hood is beautiful. and i have the same camera, a coolpix, i think it compensates well for my lack of talent. 

i do love a picture post though. 

Posted by: SuperGurl at April 14, 2008 11:45 AM (cWKxt)

5 Erica... Blair Witch was a movie for you city dwellers that never hear crickets at night

Pam - I love horses and these 2 always make me laugh when they watch us. 

JG - send some of that glow-ball warmings our way.

SG - I'm gonna guess you take far better pics than I do.  I'm working on it though.  I think this should give me something to do for a while. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at April 14, 2008 09:29 PM (rVIv9)

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