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…
“Snakes! Why’d it have to be snakes?” These massive snakes are down at the bottom of an alleyway. As great as the art is it makes walking down the dark smelly alleyway a little more intimidating than normal. I’ve been meaning to capture this one for a while now but traffic never allowed for it until now. I snapped this and got the heck out of there! For more less scary walls click here and tell me your favorites.
This art wall reminds me of some of the Impressionism I have been fortunate enough to see in museums throughout the world. I wonder what the great artists would think of all of this temporary “graffiti art” on walls and buildings? I would like to think they would be right up there with scaffolding doing it themselves. What do you think?
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The summer is HOT and my hibiscus is blooming. It’s a treat every morning to look out and see how many new blooms I have. If we close our eyes for just a moment we can pretend we are somewhere more tropical with a Mai Tai in hand! Cheers.
Its been hot in the Valley so a visit to the lovely rose garden at McKinley Park in Sacramento was in order early in the morning. It was also best considering social distancing guidelines and not particularly wanting to be close to people at this time. Well, the kiddo and I enjoyed our visit. He smelled every rose declaring which ones smelled good and which ones were inferior. He also spent the better part of two hours picking up wayward petals throwing them in the garbage can which is his favorite pastime. We have a budding Gardener on our hands friends. Stay cool and Stop and Smell those roses.
This lovely and large flower farm is nestled in the Plymouth Gold Country area and is the perfect place to either shop for plants or have a family friendly picnic surrounded by a botanical garden. It is also a great break for those who grow weary of too much wine tasting in one day.
May my flower photos bring you a tiny respite from the strange world we are in these days.
The Plymouth area, in Amador County, is another Gold Country gem located in the Northern California Gold Country area. Albeit this particular area has changed a lot over the years. This once cattle and agriculture area is now primarily vineyards and businesses which support the those vineyards. It is a much shorter drive from the Sacramento area than to our precious Napa and is less frequented which = less traffic!
Stay tuned for an accidental visit to the Amador Flower Farm which is like Christmas Day for these two day tripping photographers.