Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Monday, May 11, 2009

Why I Love Living In California...................

Well, for starters I can drive North about 30 minutes or so and be knee deep in thick snow and lush forest ooooorrrrrr I can drive about 45 minutes South and be laying on the beach digging my toes into the warm sand and watching the waves crash. A little to the East? Palm Springs and who doesn't love a little girls shopping trip? Head West up the coast and you are in old farm/wine country. Had I felt better on the drive home last week Dan would have been stopping every mile or so but hence it wasn't to be. Instead I made him stop at these two spots shown below. Now to some it may seem funny to take pictures of mail boxes but to me it was so fun to see 20 mail boxes at the end of this long country road with no homes in sight. Not like the 50 houses you see in the city all piled in top of each other with a big metal box at the end of the road that serves as the mail box. People whizzing by in their cars after work, throwing their key in the lock and grabbing their mail and running off to their homes. In my mind I can so see old men standing at these in their work overalls talking for hours about the weather and their aches and pains. :) Can you see it?

I bet this old barn was something to be reckon with when it was all new and shiny. I just was thinking that I bet it would have lots of stories to tell if the walls could talk. I loved driving through the hills on our way home and not seeing anyone on the roads for miles. I loved all the winery's that were along the road and the smell of the fruit trees growing. So these are just some of the reasons I LOVE California because I can drive a few hours this way or 30 miles that way and feel like I am in a whole new world. Lots to see if you slow down long enough.
I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your
steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.
Psalm 138:1-3


Rhonda said...

I absolutely can see the old men in their overalls at those boxes. And that barn! I want to go there with my camera too.

Brigitte said...

Hmmm...I think it would probably be the women talking about some juicy gossip that the neighbors have stirred up. Having live in a very small community with the mailboxes similar to this that was what I saw. So fun to imagine. I think this is how stories are born! Thanks for the post and for the scripture to think about this week.

jo said...

u got that right!! California---we take her for granted

Jessica said...

I love California too!

Crystal said...

I know I miss California so so much!

Eileen said...

GREAT images, and your reasons are also just some of my reasons why I LOVE California.