Okay, I'm off the subject. Yesterday was a RE-RUN of Saturday!! Since I forgot my camera and missed many nice photos AND I forgot the jam to be delivered, I decided to just go for a nice drive, take my time and take some pictures. I've passed this sign many times ... Seven Legends Ranch Estates. I've always wanted to have an entrance like this, so I drove in to see what it was all about. The post pillars were a dead giveaway ... if you need rocks piled up like this to hold the posts up, it means you can't dig holes in the ground ... not a good sign if you're looking for a homesite!!
I crossed the Merced River at one point, still showing a little fall color. With the heavy rains the last two days, most of the leaves were on the ground. I'm sure people thought I was crazy, standing out in the wind and rain. I had to be careful ... these roads are narrow with very few turnouts. Usually I parked in someone's driveway and walked to where I could take a picture.
I'm sure the Chance's will know where this is ... part of the Jamestown Historic Railroad tracks that follow the highway. It's too bad they don't use this section any more, but it's just too expensive to keep in good repair.
Green grass is already coming through at the tops of the hills. In a few more days, all these beautiful yellow-brown wild oats will be gone and the mountains green like velvet with new grass.
I delivered the goods ... nothing like showing up at someone's door at lunchtime on Sunday, but Lori and Everett were gracious hosts, inviting me in to sit a spell. It was SO worth the trip, catching up and getting to see a picture of their new grandson with his sister Ruby. Hoping to see them in Quartzsite this year! Oh, by the way, that jam needs to be kept in the refrigerator!! Just as I got ready to leave, the rain began again. I know California residents aren't used to driving in this wet stuff, but really people, 35 in a 55 isn't at all necessary!! It's not SNOWING!!! Frustrated, I finally just pulled over, took a couple pictures of a rock and let them get way ahead. From then on, it was smooth sailing.
The last image I caught was of this absolutely gorgeous little tree. I don't know what it is, but I WANT one!! If anyone knows or has a guess, please let me know. I would like to have TWO of these in my front yard. Pretty spectacular to say the least!!!