Whew! What a crazy week. I was in northern California until last night. It’s incredible to me how diverse the state of California is. You have the desert, beach, and northern California seems to be its own thing. It actually reminds me of Michigan. The trees and farmland are pretty similar, and it has a flatter landscape, although of course you can still see mountains in the distance. At least I think they’re mountains. I’m a little shaky on my northern California geography.
Today’s Friday Five is some pictures I took on my phone. I considered bringing my 7D, but between my laptop, tablet and purse, I thought I had plenty to take on the plane already. Nearly every time I consider taking my camera and leave it behind I regret it. I know a lot of people love taking pictures on their phone, and it’s super convenient, but I can’t help but compare them to the beautiful pictures I take with my DSLR :)
I saw more horses and cows in my time there than I probably have in the past 10 years combined. This was such a beautiful tawny-colored horse that I wanted to come closer…but he or she seemed a little wary of me.
The Sacramento airport’s baggage claim. I don’t mind flying into Sacramento, pretty decent food, easy to get in and out of, and most importantly, free Wi-fi!
You can’t see them too clearly here, but I drove through an area with lots of windmills. If you can see them, it’s a picture of windmills. If you can’t…it’s cows.
Yay big trees! Maybe it’s because I grew up in Michigan, but I appreciate large trees. I mean, a palm tree is nice-looking and certainly says something about where you are, but a tree like this, with branches reaching towards the sky, simply seems more rooted to me. It feels like it has a history.
Last but not least…duck face with a giant pinecone from Lake Tahoe.
I’m proposing a new rule…you can ONLY do duck face and take a picture of yourself if you are able to procure a pinecone the size of your face. Otherwise…just say no. ;)