We are wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence day
but hope that at the same time everyone will take just a moment to consider why we celebrate it and about the brave men who literally "mutually pledged to each other their Lives, Fortunes, and sacred Honor" when adopting and signing that important document.
Today's drive through California's Sacramento Valley was incredibly enjoyable … a tan canvas of grass and hay, accented by colorful fields of agritultural crops, vast groves of fruit and other trees, and occasional pens and pastures of farm animals.
A plowed "roadway" runs just inside the prarie fencing – and we are wondering if it was developed to provide a firebreak in case a fire was started along the highway by a discarded cigarette butt or other means.
Many long streteches of the medians between the north and south bound lanes on I-5 have been planted with Oleandar
We think these are hazelnut trees
One of the few arroyos and steam beds which appear to have any water in them
A sign suggested these were olive trees
Rice Paddy in California … who knew?
A lonesome palm
Field of Dreams, Inc.; a group of outdoor enthusiasts who are dedicated to providing the means and opportunity to participate in activities like hunting and fishing, to special needs kids, individuals who have served in the US military, and/or their children. Its collective dream is to be able to to share the bounties of nature, which we work hard to honor and preserve, with everyone.
Yesterday's and today's power