April 15, 2012
I crossed over the Stanislaus river to sign my taxes for e-filing, and to pick up my paperwork, an especially beautiful drive at this time of year. No traffic to speak of. I could stop in the middle of the road and take pictures. After descending into the canyon, the bridge is in front of me.
Here I got out and aimed for that bright patch of green on the opposite bank.
The rain has given the wild flowers a boost.
Roadside lupines taller than I’ve ever seen them.
Mosses thick and lush.
Redbud blooming everywhere.
A bit of bright orange caught my eye. Though I couldn’t identify it, I admire its tenacity as it seems to choose inhospitable rocky places to grow and show off some color.
The weather was supposed to be sunny yesterday. Instead it was drear, but it didn’t affect my pleasure in my trip across the river. The foothills of Calaveras and Tuolumne County are beautiful in the spring. (You can click on these photos to make them bigger.)
May 3, 2011
Mary has been home since March 8th. I arrived at her home 16 days ago. In that time I’ve taken care of the motorhome’s routine/preventative maintenance items. In addition, it’s had a complete cleaning. It’s looking good and we’re ready to roll…which we’ll do this morning…hopefully by about 10 AM.
Spring is finally here! It’s going to be 76 with bright sunshine today. The weather forecast for the next several days is sunny and warm…great weather for going over the Siskiyous Pass into Oregon. We expect to summer in Oregon and Washington.
On the road again…..!
All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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