All things considered, it looks like a nice area to live. Infrastructure deterioration in California is a huge issue and getting bigger everyday THEY DON'T FIX IT, but that's government at...err, work?
Anyway, my point is that, although I live in a suburban oasis, as it were, I am surounder by sprawl. There is not a lot of geographical differentiation (that means it's mostly flat!) in and around Sacramento. I lived in Truckee for a few years and loved it. Someday, I will get out of the flat lands and get back to where things are perhaps a little more rugged, and even maybe a little less maintained.
Point being, it looks like a wonderfully diverse neighborhood with much to see both at your feet and on the horizon.
I just surfed by here one day (clicked on "next blog", I think) and find myself stopping on a regular basis now. I love your garden pictures and show business tales. I was flying into LAX a couple weeks ago, saw the Hollywood sign and thought of you up in the hills...isn't the internet a strange thing???
I am so in love with those hills..
I drive up in them when I need to think.
When I need to be alone..
when I just want to be....
its weird the draw they have..
Over from the other Michele's...
You must be thankful for the chance to go for a walk. You noticed many things which just passed your attention the many times you walked the same way. You should be making more walks so you can enjoy the many more beautiful and not so beautiful things around.
Cheers from Michele.
I'm just sitting here amazed by all those garbage cans. Wow. How can one house generate that much trash??? Makes you wonder what's going on in there...lol! Neat post - and I'm glad you got to go for a walk :)
Congratualtions on your walk. i know how difficult it can be just to sum up the courage to try it! But what a fantastic reward - seeing everything as though it was the first time again (and in the case of the wall, it was the first time!)
It's something we should all do regularly. Really take a look around us, at familiar things and think what it says about us as a society.
I'm amazed that such a wealthy area is so badly maintained - I guess all you rich folks are supposed to be chauffeured around in cars with blacked out windows or something:-) In the UK road maintenance seems pretty tied in with the wealth of the inhabitants - especially if local councillors live there!
I guess ina way I'm lucky. having moved so often (and being carless, so walking everywhere), I see most of my hometown with new eyes. Thanks for the facinating pictures once again.
Thanks for the 'walk' post, similar to one I posted on recently. It's so facinating to see the detail of local life thousands of miles away.
I hadn't realised you had had health problems (you look pretty fit playing pool or snooker in your profile picture)so I am glad that you are up and about again.
We had a drive around your area in 2000 to show the children the Hollywood sign etc, I'm saying your area, am I right?
Thanks for letting us walk with you Naomi! Interesting pictures of your neighborhood. It is true that things I see every day I don't really take a good look at. Folks need to be more observant I guess to see the things we miss!
Thanks for taking me on the walk with you. The garbage bins oyvey what on earth are they doing in that place.
I am glad you were feeling up to taking a walk and that you remembered the camera :)
Michele sent me but I am here all the time lol.
Great pictures and great post!
Michele sent me. I'll be back.
Wow those were some great photos! Quite a walk! Looks like the Hollywood hills, I used to live right by the sign when I was a nanny. Now I'm a valley girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!! Cya around!
not just a walk, an adventure......did you see michele on your walk?
And I thought my household of 6 generated a lot of garbage.
I loved the tile and enjoyed your walk. :) I hope you're able to get out there more.
Here by way of Michele's.
every time i visit your site i find something else to like! your "walk" post is so interesting from start to finish. i'm so glad you got out to walk, taking the chance to see things in a different light. sometimes forcing ourselves to really be present and "see" is what it takes to get a glimpse of those things we take for granted.
i hope and pray that your health continues to improve and that you have the opportunity to continue your walks in your beautiful, rustic, enchanting neighborhood.
here via michele's!
Thanks for stopping by my blog via Michele. I loved going with you on your walk. That makes me want to take my camera along for my next walk.
Man, if you think your neighborhood is falling apart, I suggest you stay in California and never ever go back east. Our roads are tar, not cement, and the frost heaves create huge potholes and cracks. Plus most of our tree plantings on the street are white oaks, a big mistake as they have very large taproots and lift up sidewalks everywhere they are planted.
I did love the garbage of your neighbor and showed it to my son. He complains about 1 fricking can and 1 recycling bin. I thought he should see how easy his life really is.
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Hi Naomi! I love this interesting reportage and great photos. It's always a pleasure to see where my dear friend walk around. I like so much your neighborhood. So nice your Postwoman Cheryl. She looks a happy lady.
You are right about "the fact that so often we don't see the things that are right in front of our eyes until there is a reason to be looking more closely". This wise words worthy about any issue in our life.
Thank you Naomi, for sharing your "walk" with us. I am looking forward to see more photos from your neighborhood.
what a lovely walk! And the pictures you took were great. I felt like I was walking along with you! I might have to do the same sometime!
well, i was gonna go for a walk today, but after reading/viewing your post, no need - you did it for me heh heh
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