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I took this photo in the eastern Sierras, off Highway 395, at the Owens Gorge Road. I love those mailboxes and every time we travel to the Sierras, we drive by them just to see them!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Hay~Mellow Yellow Monday 113009

We saw this field of hay on one of our trips to Paso Robles, CA. It was late afternoon when we drove by this field. I liked the oak trees in the background. Mellow Yellow Monday for November 30, 2009.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

"T" is for...Sunday Stills Challenge 112909

tower! We found this water tower on the road to Kennedy Meadows, below Lone Pine, CA. We took an all-day drive up Highway 395 to the Kennedy Meadows turnoff and I spotted this barn and tower near the road. We stopped to take the photo and continued on our way. Sunday Stills for November 29, 2009.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thoroughbreds and exercise riders at Santa Anita~Sunday Stills Challenge 112209

Hubby and I used to frequently drive two hours to Santa Anita race track to see the races a few years ago. We both took our camera with us. We often woke up at 4:00 and got to the track in the early morning, in time for the morning workouts at Clocker's Corner. I love to watch the exercise riders. But, I especially loved seeing the thoroughbreds. They are so magnificent! I am fortunate to have two throughbreds myself that I've rescued. One, Quad, is an off-the-track throughbred who actually ran in 7 races, but never won, so he was retired to a horse rescue here in California. My other thoroughbred, Gigondas, was rescued from a slaughter-bound feedlot in WA state. She never raced and I believe she was used as a broodmare. My great-uncle used to train throughbreds and we often visited our local race tracks so see his string of horses run. That was in the days when trainers actually walked the throughbreds down to the ocean at Del Mar and let them play in the water! That is no longer done. Anyway, here are some pics of the beautiful thoroughbreds exercising in the morning at Santa Anita Race Track. Sunday Stills Challenge for November 22, 2009.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fins, Feathers, Fur~~Sunday Stills Challenge 111509

Ha~Had to go to my archives for this one! Thanks, Ed! Actually, I found all of these in the archives of one of our trips to Paso Robles. Fins, feathers, fur~Sunday Stills Challenge November 15, 2009.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Coming Storm~SkyWatch Friday 111309

A storm front moved into our desert yesterday afternoon. It's always interesting to see how the light hits the clouds, so I stopped and took these photos while I was out running errands. I wanted to capture the colors before they disappeared! SkyWatch Friday for November 13, 2009.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pinyon Road~Scenic Sunday~110809

I took this road in Pinyon yesterday morning. Hubby was working and I grabbed my cameras and off I went. It was kind of a dreary morning, with a light cloud cover, and I didn't get up there until about 9:30 a.m. We are hoping to return this morning earlier so that we can get some good morning light. Sometimes I forget just how much beautiful scenery we have right here in our local mountains! Scenic Sunday for November 8, 2009.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Afternoon clouds~SkyWatch Friday 110609

Instead of our usual clear afternoons, we had a cloudy one this week. Thunderheads gathered over our local mountains and patches of blue sky peeked through. This created an interesting contrast with the mountains. SkyWatch Friday, November 6, 2009.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Alabama Hills~This Way Thursday~110509

On a bright autumn morning, hubby and I hit the road from Ridgecrest to Lone Pine to take advantage of the early morning light. We were taking photos of the Sierras, then turned around and saw this dirt road going out toward the rocks of the Alabama Hills. This Way Thursday for November 5, 2009.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pond~Kennedy Meadows~Watery Wednesday 110409

On our last full day in the Sierras, hubby wanted to take the road to Kennedy Meadows, which is a turnoff off Highway 395, south of Lone Pine. We had never been on that road before. It is quite an incline! Once at Kennedy Meadows, however, it leveled out and we saw many nice trails. In fact, we saw some riders on horseback taking advantage of one of them. We came upon this peaceful camping area and found the horse trailers nearby. Watery Wednesday for November 4, 2009.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mountains! Mt. Whitney and the Sierras~That's My World 110309

I am always in awe of both Mt. Whitney and the nearby Sierras. Look at those peaks! Look how jagged they are! We LOVE traveling to the Sierras and will return next June. Until then, I constantly look through the photos we took during our trips in June and August. That's My World (I WISH!) for Tuesday, November 3, 2009.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Afternoon shadows, Bishop, CA~Shadow Shot Sunday 111009

While walking around and looking at the fall leaves, I glanced downward and saw this. We were in Bishop, CA, taking photos of the autumn colors in the trees. Shadow Shot Sunday for November 1, 2009. For more interesting shadow shots, please visit: