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Bouquet Canyon

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Sunday was a fun drive. It was pretty, we didn't find as many trees that had fall colors as we expected. DH thinks part of the reason is due to a fire or two in the area. On top of that, some of my tree pictures didn't turn out. Oh well, always another day. We were on our way. Alice prefers a window seat.

We drove by this ranch that has a cute wind mill advertising their fruit trees. It says Cherries, Peaches, and Pears.

There were tiny Wildflowers in the area. I thought it odd given this is Nov.

Bouquet Canyon is a winding road, and you can't pull over and stop when ever you want. It's a 2 lane road, so I took a couple of pictures while driving.

We had someone driving too close behind us. We like to enjoy the scenery while driving. For the life of me, I can't understand people who can't appreciate the beauty. But....there was someone behind us, in a big hurry, and on our bumper. DH found a turn out, so he could let the poor soul pass. I looked to my right, and in the middle of shrubs and trees is a tall Palm Tree. I jumped out of the car, ran across the street, and took the picture. How the tree stays so healthy is beyond me since Calif. is known of having periods of no rain. There must be a underground stream and the trees gets its water source that way.

We drove a ways, down the road, when I noticed unusual rocks sticking out from a hill. I bet there are all type of critters that hide in the rocks. The rocks really don't look that tall in my pictures, but they are about 800 ft. DH was off walking the dogs at a park next to the rocks, otherwise I would have had him take a picture of me standing by them, or vice versa.

This tree was right next to where I was standing while taking the pictures of the rocks. The tree was massive. The trunk was about 4 times my size. I couldn't get all of the tree in my frame, so I took a pic of the top of tree. It is a beautiful tree.

We drove back up the canyon. There is a restaurant, The Big Oak, that goes back to when the Stagecoach passed through. There used to be a lot of Oak Trees in the area, but fell victim of a few fires. On the week-ends, bikers of all types, hang out there. I even got one couple to pose for me. I liked their look. Wouldn't want to make them mad though.

The other bikers were parked down in front of the restaurant.

DH decided to give Sarge and Alice another break, and gave them some water.

We're back in Leona Valley now. There is a long road that leads to two or three homes. I like the rural look, and the autumn colors.

You will have to forgive me. I am pretty tired tonight. I will catch up on my sparking tomorrow. Have a good Tues., and don't forget to vote!

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    Awesome pictures,the rock formations were neat.Alice always looks like she is enjoying it so much!
    2592 days ago
    I pull over for the tail gaters also...what a waste of energy! Love the pictures of those unusual rock formations. My husband loves geology, so we brake for rocks! LOL


    2593 days ago
    Always love the variety in your blogs!! Love the lone palm tree-that is amazing it is doing so well, because as I found out, even in my yard taking good care of it, they are the pickiest trees in the world!! Have lost 2 of them -so gave up. We have tons of palmetto palms in the woods behind our house, so I get to enjoy them! They seem to like it in the wild better!
    Don't you hate those drivers who are always in a hurry and ride your bumper! So many times we have them race around us and we end up at the same stop light ahead! Geeze! We do the same though, if in a situation where there is no way to pass, we pull over or slow down when they can.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog....glad you liked the flowers/plants...I think the big leafed one was an elephant ear! That was my fave pic of all! emoticon
    2594 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Love them, we do see the bikers everywhere. Hope you got your rest. emoticon emoticon
    2594 days ago
    Loved your photos Jeannie Love.
    Have a good night sleep ... Thank you so much for posting !!
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    2594 days ago
  • MARTY728
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    2594 days ago
    Love the pics! emoticon
    2594 days ago
    Great pix, as always. I just love how peaceful Alice looks when riding in the car, sitting at the window. Does she like to be petted? I bet it would lower anyone's blood pressure to pet such a sweet, peaceful dog!
    2594 days ago
    Wow - those rocks are hugh - thank you for sharing - I know the bikers liked that you took their pictures :)

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    2594 days ago
    Love the pictures of the wildlife--including the bikers ! emoticon
    2594 days ago
    Alice looks content to have the wind blowing her ears as she watches the world pass by
    2594 days ago
    Those rock formations are amazing!!! Wonderful trip!!! emoticon
    2594 days ago
    Love the photos. The rocks look like stairs...maybe the Indians at one time used them for stairs..I wonder if the palm tree had fruit? We have lots of bikers in our area..most are people our age who can afford those big bikes now..I have some friends who bike even.
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    2594 days ago
    Great pictures. Now if only you can keep those inconsiderate people off your tail, right?
    2594 days ago
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