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Here is the 13 mile road between Pardee Lake and Jackson, California which is a little used road in the Sierra foothills.

California Golden Hills

California Golden Hills

On a 93 degree-at-noon day the golden hills rest in silence and so do the horses.

Resting Horses

Resting Horses

 

The Oaks spread their majestic limbs and the native Buckeye trees have begun shedding their leaves and developing the green balls which hold their seeds.  They will soon be bare which is an evolutionary strategy to cope with dry California summers and minimize their need for water.

Majestic Oaks

Majestic Oaks

California Buckeyes

California Buckeyes

California Buckeye Seed Pods

California Buckeye Seed Pods

The thistles are dried and ready to fling their seeds to the wind.

Thistle Seed Heads

Thistle Seed Heads

It is August … warmth … lazy long days …

Along this road are stone fences built by the Chinese laborers brought to the gold mines in the late 1800’s … they still stand and define each farm.

Stone Fence built by Chinese laborers

Stone Fence built by Chinese laborers

And at the end of the peaceful, old road there is ICE CREAM!!

D.L. and end of the road ice cream

D.L. and end of the road ice cream

The golden hills of California … always in my dreams …

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Pomegrantes, Persimmons and Roses

Pomegranates, Persimmons and Roses

Paula’s garden down in the south of California contains a wealth of plants … all kinds and all colors. The garden is terraced and the trees are tall.  She planted every plant herself over a period of thirty years.  They tumble over each other and under one plant is … another!  Avocado trees, tangerine trees tomatoes, sage, … takes your breath away to look in any direction … desert plants, mingled with roses.

Agave Next to Grapevine

Agave Next to Grapevine

A happy heart is the result when you walk around the garden.

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