Saturday, February 24, 2018

Buttes & Barns...


Today Willie and I went on a little road trip to the next town over to get a coat to keep him warm, and some extra calorie dog food. 




I decided to go the back way which is at the base of the Sutter Buttes.
The smallest mountain range in the world is in the middle of the Northern Sacramento Valley.




They are old and rugged mountains (volcanic lava domes), beautiful in their own way.  If you would like to know more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter_Buttes

While we were on the way through Sutter, I stopped to put some flowers on Granny Mid's grave. It's been four years since I've had the chance to do so.



We took the same road home so I could get a few pictures of the old barns that are still around.











21 comments:

  1. I love old barns. Each has personality and causes one to wonder about the stories they could tell.

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    1. Granny Annie,
      I love them too. It has been on my to do list for a couple of years to visit every ranch we lived on and take photos of the barns.

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  2. Sounds like a great trip. Love old barns. Glad Willie got a new coat. I bet he is happy too. It has been so cold here. Looking forward to some warmer temperatures.

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    1. CiNdEe,
      It was interesting, took Willie with me so I could get the right size. He hates the coat but it's necessary at this point, he's so thin.

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  3. Great shot of the buttes. I hear they have extra good hiking in the spring, when the wild flowers bloom.

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    1. c w swanson,
      Thank you, took it with my ancient iphone!
      These are the people to get in touch with if you are interested in hiking up there:
      http://www.middlemountainhikes.org/hikes---events.html

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  4. I remember an old farm saying, "A barn can build a house, but a house can't build a barn. Priorities. Bet there are some nice houses near those barns.

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    1. Well Seasoned Fool,
      I've never heard that saying before, but it makes perfect sense.
      There are no houses in the vicinity of the red barns. There is the old ranch house across the street from the hay barn.

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  5. Sounds like a good drive with that Willie in tow.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      It was a good day all around.

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  6. Lovely scenery. Spent about five years at Beale AFB in the early 70s.
    God bless.

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    1. LindaG,
      Small world, my dad used to fly out of Beale & McClellan when he was in the reserves.

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    2. Definitely small. McClellan was hubby's first base out of Technical School (we met in Mississippi). He was in the 552nd AWACS until they retired the Connies.
      Beale was our Join Spouse assignment. :)

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  7. Did you grow up there, Brig?

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    1. drjim,
      I spent my early early days on a farm across the bypass from the buttes.

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  8. Beautiful pictures. And an interesting place, sadly, it's in California...

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    1. Old NFO,
      Thank you. It is an interesting place.
      As for California, I fear it has gone down a trail that it may never be able to return from.

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  9. I enjoyed your photography and narration.
    Thank you for taking the time to post them!

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    1. Cheri,
      Thank you for the kind words. I sure hope you are back at the easel painting those great pictures!

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  10. I look at your picture of the high ground and I want to gallop up it! Then, at the peak, sit back in the saddle and look down on the vista.

    I love that feeling.

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    1. LSP,
      It is a pretty good but steep ride to the top, I've only done it once. Well worth the effort.

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