Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD TRIP - RANDOM PHOTO - CALIFORNIA


This is another photo taken from the passenger side with my iPad.  We weren't moving along as fast this time.  Our drive took us along the Pacific Coast Highway.  There has been an unusual amount of rain in California and this is the result.  In all the years we lived in California, I have never seen it like this.

Added note: if you click on this link, it will show you a satellite image of the wildflowers in California.  If you scroll down you can also see a short video from a news show.



48 comments:

  1. This is so amazing that it doesn't look real!! It looks almost like a gorgeous painting.

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    1. I agree Ginny, it was amazing to see.

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    1. Thank you Margaret' they certainly were.

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    1. I agree EC. I could hardly believe how vibrant they were.

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  4. It's an amazing colour. Worth waiting for, Denise.

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  5. Wow! Breathtaking and great photo! Have a beautiful day, Denise!

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    1. Thank you Nancy and the same to you.

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  6. so pretty, I don't think my Samsung would take while moving,

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    1. Gregg and I are amazed at the quality of photos from the iPad Sandra. It takes better photos than both our cameras combined. People have said they can be cumbersome to carry but I carry it in my napsack and it hardly seems a bother at all, especially as I know what the results will be.

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  7. Hello, what a beautiful view! I have seen pictures like this on the internet and the news. The rain really helped this year. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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    1. Hi Eileen, the rain is the key. They have even shared satellite imagery of California and its wildflowers. Happy day and week to you also :)

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  8. Love it when the hills are anything but brown in California. You've had an amazing cross country trip.
    https://happywonderer.com/
    ellen b.

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    1. Thank you Ellen, we certainly have :)

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  9. Very stunning and soothing, Denise! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. You are very welcome and thank you Linda :)

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  10. Not much lovelier, than wild flowers.....

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  11. It's funny that just a while ago, there was a terrible drought and everything was brown.

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    1. Always interesting these weather patterns Gigi.

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  12. Wow that is amazing it is gorgeous. Great shot, have a great week, Diane

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  13. I've never seen anything like this...it doesn't look real..so so beautiful.
    safe travels. :)
    hugs,
    Marie

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  14. Interesting, I have memories of very brown hills when I visited all those decades ago.

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    1. That's what I remembered Christine. Now I will always remember this :)

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  15. Hi Denise and your still travelling on, I hadn't realised that California had suffered such a dry period, love the colours on the hillside and the satellite image is stunning. All the best. John

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    1. Thank you John. Yes CA has had quite a dry spell and now, with all the rain, a road we were traveling on was blocked by a police car, because a bridge had collapsed and also had mud slides. We only found out when we asked a waitress about a certain place we wanted to visit. We saw our place but had to backtrack several miles to get back up on a freeway.

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  16. so fantastic. breathtaking.

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  17. I read about this too. It sure is beautiful and I'm sure its a sight to behold.

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  18. I so love this, Denise! It just makes a person smile!

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    1. So happy it gave you a smile Rose :)

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  19. California, esp. Northern has had its share of rain. So funny that it has GREEN areas now.

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  20. Very nice colors for an on the drive photo opp, Denise. We have had 2+ days of rain in VA this week😕

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  21. Oh my gosh! You got to see this? Lucky you. I heard about a super bloom in the desert. This is just as spectacular.

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