Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bodega Bay Skies, for Skywatch


I spent some wonderful years growing up in Marin County, California. The hills and trees looked just like this.

My first job was Bookmobile Library Assistant for the Marin County Free Library. Every other Friday we went out to Bodega Bay to bring books to children in one-room schoolhouses.



On our recent trip to California, we took a morning to recreate that journey. Things looked pretty much the same--beautiful green rolling hills, dairy cattle, tiny towns, and lots of water.


And lovely blue skies.

For more skies--some nostalgic, perhaps, like mine--be sure to visit Skywatch Friday.

27 comments:

Val said...

Is there a better job than working on a bookmoblie? It sounds like the best of so many things I enjoy about life!

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful, peaceful captures, Clairz! Love the cows all having a siesta!! Happy SWF! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Ms. Becky said...

is that the location where Hitchcock filmed "The Birds"? seems I heard that once, but I could be confused. it's been known to happen. your skies are bright and gorgeous. isn't it fun to take a trip back? love the cows in the pastures. happy SWF.

Sivinden said...

This landscape looks so peaceful:)

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of photos from a pretty part of the country. How cool that you got to bring the library service to people living in the region.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. The landscapes are awesome.

Liza said...

These are beautiful. I also love the picture of the resting cows. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

clairz said...

Ms. Becky--yes, this is the place where "The Birds" was filmed. I have written a post about that which will appear on Monday. Stay tuned.

Steffi said...

Wonderful photos,Clairz!Have a nice weekend!

Francisca said...

It's so very rare to go back and find things unchanged. And extra special with blue skies.

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely shots

happy SWF

My SWF

Photo Cache said...

I didn't realize you were a Cal gal! Bodega Bay is really beautiful. Thankfully it is close enough for a day trip. It is one of my fave drives, especially thru the farmlands before seeing the water.

My sky is here

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the last photo, it's gorgeous, and the first one looks like Marin County when I used to visit there in the mid-70s.
Beautiful skies! (And yes, the bookmobile sounds like a wonderful job.)
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

chubskulit said...

Such a treat to look up in the sky with such gorgeous views!

My Skywatch, please come by anytime.

uberrhund said...

That really IS beautiful country up there. Plus you have the Happy California Cows wandering about!
Thanks for sharing on SWF!

Al said...

Blue skies and water - that's classic California! Nice photos.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

Cattle on the hill--love it! It's nice to see pics. of California like this. =D Other parts of Cali are great, but this was so relaxing to look at!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Sometimes you can go back. Beautiful sights.

P-TER said...

beautiful landscapes that you pretty portrays!
Gr.
P-TER

SavvyMama said...

oh my! what a beauty...stunning! thanks for dropping by my entry...great to be here!

Martha Z said...

I love Bodega Bay, there is a nice campground nearby. Perhaps it is time to go back. After the summer crowds are gone, that is.

LauraX said...

so lovely...I especially love the last image!

Pat said...

Beautiful Marin County landscapes, ClairZ! I live a few hours east of there on the other side of CA. My mother's first job (after we 4 kids reached the teen years in about 1962) was on a bookmobile in San Bernardino County--definitely not a pretty as Marin County, but she loved the job.

Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures.

EG Wow said...

It's beautiful and I hope it stays that way for a very long time. You were fortunate to find the area pretty much the same as you remember. It seems like whenever I go back to a place in my past, a LOT has changed.

Arija said...

The second and third shot could have cone either from your or my camera.
Great post.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

great landscapes...While I was reading your memories...I was thinking about my life as a child...It was in a farm....Perhaps, a day...I will be there again.MARVELOUS SHOTS

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