IN LIFE AS IN THE DANCE : GRACE GLIDES

ON BLISTERED FEET.
---Alice Abrams

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Click Here and There...

These wildflowers were blooming on the hillsides all over the county. We were blessed this year with more than normal rainfall so the flowers have been abundant. In the foreground is lupine, and the yellow is some sort of "mountain daisy," and the rusty looking patches are California poppies. I took tons of pictures that day and hope to have them posted soon! (I haven't forgotten to follow up on my family photos....)This is Hwy 178, which follows along the Kern River on the way up to Lake Isabella and Kernville. Its really difficult to see how close you are to the rock overhang. My former husband's family owned a petroleum trucking company and our rigs hauled gas up to the lakeside communities. They made their trips in the middle of the night because of fewer cars and the fact that you could see any headlights coming your way.


I remember one time we were driving a camper through this spot, and the crank-out windows had been left opened. Sheared those suckers right off.

This photo is especially for Miss Bee who is unfortunately, not loving the birds...This is Spanky, my Nanday Conure. He's a little more than twice the size of our cockatiel, Spike. I purchased him from his owner in 1993, when he was a year old. The man's wife insisted that he get rid of him because he hated her! Surprisingly, since I was the one who brought him home and spent the day with him, he wound up bonding with me, and he hates my husband! All these years and hubman has never been able to get close to him. With me, it's a different story as he is very affectionate. Notice his little red socks? Oh, and that wallpaper? Its on the list......
And last, but the best of all, meet Ryleigh, my great-granddaughter. This was taken a few months ago. She's back in Oklahoma and I haven't seen her in way too long. She's bundled up in mom's truck to go run errands. I just adore her little heart-shaped face.

6 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

the wildflowers are beautiful

Sandy B said...

The flowers are sooo pretty, the bird cute, the rock wall is scary and similar to one on a route near us...but the crowning glory of all the photos is that cutie pie at the end! I could squeeze her to pieces:) My two wee boyz are coming over soon, so I'll be getting lotsa 'sugah' this morning. We are blessed.

Big hugs...

Sandee said...

Your great granddaughter is indeed a little cutie pie.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hug. :)

Kanani said...

Those hills are gorgeous. That's what I miss. I guess I'm going to have to get in the car and drive north on Sunday for a daytrip!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

ryleigh is a DOLL!!! and you can keep the birdie. ha ha ha

smiles, bee
oxoxoxooxoxxo

Linda said...

I don't know, I think I can tell how close those rock overhangs are - too close!!

Every time I see picture of California it makes me long for a visit west but alas, you guys are just too darned far! Hard to believe that I was lucky enough to be out there a full year ago, though. Time flies too fast I think.

Your great-granddaughter is adorable! Such a cutie!