Friday, December 28, 2012

The Hills are Alive

I don't remember having so many days of rain in December.   While those of us with "livestock" are getting very tired of mud in the paddocks, we are also delighted that our beautiful California hills have turned green once again.   Yesterday seemed to be a chilly day with no chance of rain, but suddenly the temperature dropped about 10 degrees mid-afternoon and the sky opened up again.   I was inside watching some silly Hallmark movie and staying warm, but fortunately Erik took the dogs out for a romp and got my attention by saying, "Honey, we have a rainbow."   

Well, I can put on my new Bogs, grab my camera, and be outside in a flash when duty calls.   Dang, it was COLD!   I had to go back in once or twice to add a warm hat and another layer.   The late afternoon light was so beautiful and just lit the hills with gorgeous greens.   I didn't edit the colors in these photos.   And I couldn't capture the whole rainbow because it was too big.   It is always so rewarding to see nature's glory after so many days of dreary wet weather.   Fabulous!   Thank you, Mother Nature.   





11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Loving these photos and the great looking green of your hills. Just awesome! Nice of Erik to give you a heads up. :)

shadowlake2005 said...

I am constantly amazed by your lovely pictures! Thank you again.

A Quiet Corner said...

Gorgeous Pictures

Lynne said...

Gorgeous . . . almost a watercolor feel . . .

Nancy Claeys said...

Almost doesn't look real, so perfect! Remind me of my favorite Grant Woods' prints. :)

Madge Bloom said...

Such a gorgeous view. Eastern WA is only green once a year too... your rainbow and emerald hills are so pretty!

Comfypjs said...

I drove along those hills on Highway 46 today. They were beautiful!. I came down Highway 1 from San Jose on my way to Cambria. I got some very nice photos of the coastline.

beth said...

so pretty !
i was out in the cold yesterday taking photos and literally froze...my fingers felt like they could break off. tomorrow's high here is 11 degrees....yep, i'll be inside all day :)
xo

Daryl E said...

happy healthy new year!

Word Weaver Art said...

So, I've made my way all the way through 2012 and ended on this fabulous landscape with a rainbow!
Ha ha, I feel like I'm two years into a friendship with you and after only a few days! :)
I look forward to moving on into 2013.

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