Friday, April 30, 2021

One Fine Thing #30

One Fine Thing...

 



...whammy bar!!

xo

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

One Fine Thing #29

One Fine Thing...

 


...empowered women.

xo

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

One Fine Thing #28

One Fine Thing...

 


...delighting in the way the afternoon sun falls, lighting the world.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

One Fine Thing #27

One Fine Thing...



...reading the never read.

xo

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Monday, April 26, 2021

One Fine Thing #26 ~ Two Photos

One Fine Thing...

 


...a sweet memory made sweeter, by sharing...here & there.

School Talent Show, daughter wearing her brother's boots & hat, skirt made by our friend and shirt with back embroidered by me - singing Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight" 

My memories enriched as new memories will be made by Liz's granddaughters, who now are the keepers of the cowgirl shirt. Sweet. 

xo



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Sunday, April 25, 2021

One Fine Thing #25

One Fine Thing...

 


...enjoying the ultra, super-duper, mega FAST dancing on the "Country Legends: Grand Ole Opry Stars of the 50's" TV show. Yee-Haw!

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

One Fine Thing #24

 

One Fine Thing...

 


...enjoying the best scented cleaner ever!

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Friday, April 23, 2021

One Fine Thing #23

One Fine Thing...

 


...life as it happens.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

One Fine Day #22

 

One Fine Thing...

 Memories

...embracing memories of yesterday's big drive.

  ↔ ↔ ↔ ↔ ↔

In honor of earth day, I'm extending today's post as I reflect on yesterday's drive.

It was an unexpected surprise to go so far, to be gone so long.

What a delight the day became! It was a day spent appreciating the vast differences in the landscape.  We traveled from city to town to California scrub brush to pines to farmland to deep tangled canyons...back through small town -to cattle ranches and orchards (growing oranges and almonds)...to the streets of our neighborhood. 5 hours of viewing and considering and feeling the mountain air blow through my hair. Magic.

Highest elevation: 5160 ft

Lowest elevation: 279 ft

Coldest temperature: 49 degrees

Warmest temperature: 68 degrees 

It was a day of wide vistas and tall canyon walls or drop-offs on my side of the road. Yikes! It was a day of quick little ground squirrels, soaring hawks, crows and turkey vultures, along with cows, quail and a road runner!

 ↔ ↔ ↔ ↔ ↔

We headed North, turned off the main highway towards Frazier Park,

through Pine Mountain Club, a place I'd heard of for years and never been and home to the trees above. I have a fuzzy memory of a friend having a piece of land up there, but I never knew it was so...um..."organized". It's not a place I'd want to live for a variety of reasons.


We traveled in & out, round about, up and down and eventually landed ourselves on 
 
 
A long twisty-turny highway, filled with a large number of interesting things to look at.
There was an old forgotten ranch sitting on some of the  
 
A huge piece of land, a refuge for the California Condor.
Bitter Creek was closed and we did not spot any on our drive, but now we know where to go! 






The cows were quite curious with a few of them coming right to the fence to have a look-see!
There were points where we had no idea where we were, but we had a full tank of gas, the car has a compass & The 33 will get us back to areas we've traveled many, many times over the years. Besides, we had no particular time frame, no place in particular to be. How nice.





Bitter Creek had one fine lock and then there was one fine tree, one fine road and one fine view! It's amazing what you see when looking with a certain frame of mind.







I gasped when I saw this gorgeous wall of rock above.Then we were up in the clouds, surrounded by Spring's brilliant green. Looking down on the road already traveled, I'm stunned to see how far, how high, how many switchbacks...

This is the kind of roadwork, I can do! As we waited for the light to change, I rolled down the window to smell the brush &feel the air, gaze at the flowers...Ahhh...

 
Suddenly, there are two tunnels! What a surprise!


After traveling through 4 counties...Two Ojai horses and we're almost home.

May you find ways to enjoy One Fine Day.
xo

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

One Fine Thing #21

 

One Fine Thing...

 


...a very big drive, far, far away. Wonderful!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

One Fine Thing #20

 

One Fine Thing...



...socks on chilled feet, a treasure.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

One Fine Thing #19

 

One Fine Thing...

 


...photo shoot, Sunday hike!

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

One Fine Thing #18

 

One Fine Thing...


...Big, about 5 inches long

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

One Fine Thing # 17

 

One Fine Thing...

 


...grateful for ways to keep in touch

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Friday, April 16, 2021

One Fine Thing #16

 

One Fine Thing...


...exploring poetry in the morning

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

One Fine Thing #15

 

One Fine Thing...


...something new.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

One Fine Thing #14

 

One Fine Thing...

 


...him, us.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

One Fine Thing #13

 

One Fine Thing...


...looking at history.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

One Fine Thing #12

 

One Fine Thing...


...noticing beauty on Sunday's hike.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

One Fine Thing #11

 

 

One Fine Thing...

 


...embracing the peaceful start of Friday's walk.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

One Fine Thing #10

 

One Fine Thing...


...enjoying completion, the other side.

xo

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Friday, April 9, 2021

One Fine Thing #9

 

One Fine Thing...



...enjoying completion, one side.

xo


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Thursday, April 8, 2021

One Fine Thing #8

 

One Fine Thing...

 


...good or bad, enjoying having this task done!

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

One Fine Thing #7

 

One Fine Thing...


...enjoying the super slow, underlining and page folding read.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

One Fine Thing #6

One Fine Thing...


...enjoying process.

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Monday, April 5, 2021

One Fine Thing #5

One Fine Thing...

 

...enjoying an old favorite and home

xo

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

One Fine Thing #4

 One Fine Thing...


...enjoying weaving.

xo

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

One Fine Thing #3

One Fine Thing...

 

...enjoying waking to the cries of the Hawk.

xo 

Friday, April 2, 2021

One Fine Thing #2

One Fine Thing...


...enjoying someone remembering my birthday and that I like turtles and sending me one and introducing it to my Pow Wow turtle sticker.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

One Fine Thing

 

One Fine Thing...

...turning the page on the calendar and enjoying the April pics of Big and Little grandsons.

xo

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