I have to imagine the average garden this year is far better off than normal with so many people quarantining and staying closer to home. I can certainly say this is true for me. Cheerful flowers abound and Dahlias are one of my favorites. Sending Sunshine and light from California.
Horton Iris Garden, in Loomis California is open for the season with early bloomers on display. This lovely family opens their beautiful property for a few months out of the year to display and sell tons of varieties of Irises. (They also open for pumpkin season which is probably my favorite time of the year!) Enjoy some of the blooms which opened for us during a recent visit.
It’s tulip time in my backyard! Ever since visiting Monet’s Giverny outside of Paris and also Crystal Hermitage in the Sierra Foothills and having my Tulip mind blown I have wanted to plant some of my own. I kind of went nuts last fall and planted an enormous amount. Here is one of my favorites for spring. Sending you sunshine and light from sunny California.
Thursday Doors with Norm 2.0 gave me inspiration to include some photos from the Folsom Power house in downtown Folsom, California. The powerhouse is a state park and nestles up against one of the most beautiful stretches of the American River and the American River Bike Trail. It never grows old walking over the rainbow bridge even when the air is smoky from fires and unclear. Take a walk/ride down the bike trail and stop for some coffee when you are done at any number of lovely places to eat…
The wide open walls mural festival did a spooky number on this building. I couldn’t help but submit for Norm 2.0’s Thursday doors. U for unusual.
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Here are a few wee whimsical doors from San Francisco Zoo and it’s marvelous botanical gardens. Enjoy but don’t bump your head.
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Note: These things are insanely massive! They look dainty in this photo but they are enormous and hulking!
*Scanned form my old medium format film days and submitted for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – In the Distance
Auburn is another fine Gold Country town near Sacramento, California. Auburn is known for its mining and mandarins. But, for those looking for something random and unusual look no farther than Dr. Fox’s Colossal Statues.
One giant Gold Miner can be seen from the freeway welcoming visitors and passersby. This gold minor embodies the Gold Rush and is the unofficial mascot of the town.
Stranger and slightly more controversial are the naked Amazonian women and their friend in bondage who sit and protect a local auto mechanic’s shop.
I remember driving by these tall muses on my way to a yoga class one day and nearly drove off the road. One just doesn’t expect to see something like this in the middle of an old fashioned gold country town. And from what I understand they were quite controversial at one time.