The Golden State of California

Green and gold roadside central California
I took this photo from our truck as we travelled to Santa Maria. California is known as the Golden State. In this photo you see a closeup of the golden grasses that cover central California hills, and the Live Oak trees that dot those hillsides, creating the beautiful contrast of green and gold, that I have always loved.

Birmingham, Santa Monica, and Austin

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I took this photo at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens when I traveled there early last week.
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I took the second photo in Santa Monica, California on a photography field trip later that same week.
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I’m in Austin Texas this week visiting our son and daughter-in-law. These beautiful sun flowers were waiting for me when I arrived. This has certainly been a time of travel for me and I’m loving it.