Where we took a drawing class. October 21, 2012.
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Couldn’t get inside, but we haunted the front porch.
Celebrating it’s 50th year, I think it’s okay to call this an institution. This is the small SoCal town my husband and I moved to 12 1/2 years ago.
The Blum Ranch has been a family business here since the late 1800s. We can see the peach orchards across the valley from our house. Local heroes in my book.
Great day. Lots and lots of pix. A few more on my blog Any Given Sundry
Just got into the park a little way after we went white water rafting. Drove maybe ten miles up the Kern River Valley. Want to explore this side more.
Walked the dogs with my friends here after going to a reading in the city and spending the night at their house. Great beginning to the day. The photo is of street art on the base of a tunnel that passes under the 110 freeway at the entrance to the trail that passes by the golf course.
Never mind the water politics involved in putting a water-sucking golf course in a place called, in Spanish, Dry Canyon.
Went to a great music festival at Paramount Ranch,
Terrific two hour hike with my husband. This is on the other side of the park from the famous rocks where Captain Kirk fought a really sluggish gator-foe.
In both March and April. This is my amazing niece on the rocks near the creek.
We headed for Devil’s Punchbowl Park, but found it quite crowded. Glad people are enjoying it, but didn’t want to compete for trail space, so we went to Big Rock Creek, which was lovely. Only saw a few other people, and enjoyed picking our way upstream over the rocks.
So this is a moving cultural institution that only happens once a year, but it’s done it for more than 100 years.
We viewed the floats before the parade and then had brunch and watched the parade itself from our friends’ house.
If you want to see more photos, check them out on my blog, AnyGivenSundry:”http://anygivensundry.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/everythings-coming-up-roses/”
Photo: Raul Rodriguez, float designer extraordinaire, getting ready to ride.