Monday, April 28, 2008

How Green Was My Valley?

Ok, sorry, that was pretty lame. But I have to admit, every time I come into Livermore down off a hill I think of that. Anyway, not too green right now. Did I not notice how green it got this winter, or did it just not get as green as I remember?

Frankie had Bret's little car up until this weekend's car switch, so we took it out for a ride yesterday afternoon. Too hot really, for me anyway. I need to cover my whole head as my dark hair just soaks up the sun and my head gets so stinken hot my brain fries. Consequently I actually type things like How Green Was My Valley instead of leaving them in my head where they belong.

Its nice living in the country, or sort of country, as you can see things like this. Fresh and grown without pesticides.

Here's a bit of Del Valle Reservoir, it looks pretty full from this view.

This was interesting. This row of horses is tied up along the fence at Wente's Tasting Room.

Man it is the country.

Ok Peeps, what did you do this weekend?


Blogger Nanette Merrill said...

Love that country feel. Close enough to the city but out a ways to give space. I grew up a city girl loving it but I could never go back to that now. I miss it but not to live. We border a horse ranch/cattle ranch. It gets a little stinky sometimes but thats why we moved here. It is a subdivision with acreage but enough out of the way that there is still open space, at least for now. Nice pics Pam. Thanks for sharing. And my blonde brain feels fried sometimes too.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Hi Pam, So much fun to read a blog from someone also in California! I too live in a small rural town, Valley Center....outside of San Diego. I pretend we live on lots of land in a big old farmhouse, but in reality it's a new house bordering a golf course??? A girl can dream though!...Anyway, I so enjoy your writings!!!...Heidi :)

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We used to go swimming at Del Valle when we were kids. One time my brother and I showed off to our cousins that we could swim across it (all those years on a swim team finally paid off). And then right smack dab in the middle... the water was knee high and our cousins suddenly could cross as well. And stole all of our thunder.

I love it when you type things like How Green Was My Valley instead of leaving them in your head!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Mar said...

Oh gosh, I haven't been to Del Valle in ages! "Back in the day", we had a lot of fun there. The hills were green, and beautiful, but only for a short time.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Pam, Your pictures are wonderful!! And your valley is much greener than mine is right now. We are still in the 50's and 60's. I should have stayed in AZ!! Things are starting to green up, but far from where I would like it to be. I notice that your picture has a sign for Fresh Strawberries. Here in CT we can't pick our own fresh ones until the 1st few weeks in June!! Ugh!! But we do import them from your sunny and lovely state. Right now they are sweet!
Oh, by the way, the quilty type shoes will be posted this week!!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

"How Green Was My Valley" shouldn't stay in your head -- I LOVED that book and now you've reminded me. Thanks! Great pics -- it looks like you had a great weekend!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Di~ said...

Oh My Word Pam Kitty! is this a coincidence? or what! do you know there is a book with that as the title!? (i didn't until JUST now) AND it just got posted as a reveiw on I can't believe this timing? You are a genuis! (did I spell that correctly) My daugter Nancy, is a writer on that blog. There are several books there I want to read, along with several UFOs upstairs I want to complete!!!!

2:42 PM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

Every February or March when we go over the Altamont and the hills are green I always think of Ireland and what it must be like. Our valley is certainly beautiful.

Wow, it's a good thing I have some gray hair! I hate the heat and that is the only downsize of where we live.

The bar-b-que was so much fun. We sat around the pool and all made sure Miss Maggie didn't go in for a dip!

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Pam,
You make me miss California!
Montana is nice, but it snowed a blizzard last Friday. Gimme a break! I miss the yummy California fresh produce and sunshine. Send some our way will ya??

Shannon :)

8:25 PM  
Blogger Mary Anne said...

Pretty pictures!! Reminds me of when we (hubby and I ) lived in southern California as newlyweds ... Sierra Madre (which hopefully is NOT still in flames as I saw on the news the past couple of days.)

oh... and I LOVE those horses!!

8:42 AM  
Blogger woolies said...

hi - just stumbled on your blog - great pictures!!! We have a little tiny ranch outside of Tucson, with two horses, and the name of our ranch is Valley Green. I should really do a post on it...
anyway, off to read more!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Great pictures and the hills still are green!! :)

Hey, I recognized that Moose from Pacific Grove. I had him on my blog last October. Isn't he great? Love yard statuaries, but he is the biggest by far!


6:05 PM  

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