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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!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Nature's frames~Yosemite~Sunday Stills Challenge 012912

I took these photos of Yosemite last summer.  Hubby bought a new laptop and I "inherited" his old one, so I was going through some archived photos there and found this folder.  He transferred all of my other ones to an external hard drive, but this folder was still on the laptop.  I'm glad I found these photos and I can't wait to return to the Sierra this next summer!  Sunday Stills Challenge for January 29, 2012.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Corners~Bodie, CA~Sunday stills Challenge 011512

I do believe that I could use photos from Bodie for every week's Sunday Stills Challenge. Bodie is a California state park. That town is so incredibly photogenic!  This week's challenge was "corners".  I had to go back through our archives to find some of our Bodie photos for this one.  We've been there three times now...once in the later afternoon and twice in the morning.  I always love late afternoon photos, but I think Bodie is best in the morning, before it gets too hot up on the high plateau.  Anyway, here are some photos from Bodie for this week's challenge.  If you've never been to Bodie, I would suggest that you plan on visiting it sometime.  It's like taking a step backward into time.  Bodie is a somewhat preserved old mining town near Bridgeport, CA, up in the Sierras.  It sits up high on a windy plateau, so bring along a sweater.  But, in summer, the sun beats down, so bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat!  You pay to enter the park and then you do a self-guided tour.  There is a gift shop there with many interesting things to see.  Bathrooms are available next to the parking lot (I ALWAYS have to check out where the bathrooms are wherever we are!).  I hope you enjoyed this short tour of some of the corners of Bodie state park. If you wish to visit SSC, please go to:  http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/  Don't you just love the corners of the outhouse?  Imagine having to visit that when it is windy and below zero in winter!  There are so many buildings to see in Bodie, we've actually never seen ALL of them!