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happy Thursday from Paradise

happy Thursday from Paradise more random pics from the backyard in early fall Paradise, CA all the plants and animals enjoying a weel deserved break in the weather with some rain and cooler temperatures  

smelling like a Rose

smelling like a Rose We moved to Paradise 3 years ago this fall and were lucky enough to have a backyard full of roses. These beauties and colors greet us every morning with a different arrangement. Always remember to stop and smell the roses, they are a constant reminder how rushed life is nowadays.  So …

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Paradise Roses

Paradise Roses   Our backyard roses are still exploding with color and it will be the first day of fall tomorrow. So thankful everyday to live in such a beautiful place and able to enjoy views like this one every day.   A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom. …

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Backyard Wildflowers in Paradise

Backyard Wildflowers in Paradise I finally got a new (old) camera to replace my Canon T3i that i had used for 4 years, and all the photographs to this point were taken with that camera. I was amazed to find out that during that time i had snapped 33,490 pictures with it…it was and still …

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age is a state of mind

age is a state of mind (picture taken yesterday from a hike with Chico Hiking Association…this hill was straight up….no stopping) taken from an online article…see source at bottom Last month, I took a 7.5-mile hike near Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. Thanks to a nearly 1,900 foot-elevation gain, I definitely got …

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Snowdrops in Paradise

Snowdrops in Paradise spring is coming 🙂 The lovely snowdrop is one of the first flowers to appear in the spring as it works its way through the snow to bloom. These tiny flowers grow 3- to 4-inches tall and make an excellent ground cover in the garden. They can also be grown in pots …

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trillion $ rain

trillion $ rain Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then becomes heavy enough to fall under gravity. Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth. It provides suitable conditions for many types of ecosystems, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation. The major cause of …

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flower power

flower power Flower power was a slogan used during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance and non-violence ideology.  It is rooted in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War. The expression was coined by the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965 as a means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles. Hippies embraced the symbolism by dressing in clothing with …

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just now from the backyard – Paradise fall 2017

just now from the backyard – Paradise fall 2017 CA has always struggled with water issues and rainfall… but our experience in the last few years has been very encouraging…this will help with fires, farming and drinking water. “Paradise is sometimes a state of mind” #flyinghorsedesign #photography #getoutside flyinghorsedesign.com

trail around Paradise

trail around Paradise Whether your an avid fisherman or like just like the gentle nudge of the water against your boat. Paradise Lake is a wonderful place to visit. In addition the boating and fishing, there is a running/biking/walking path around a good portion of the lake. But don’t worry, there are a few benches …

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