“If one tries to think about history, it seems to me – it’s like looking at a range of mountains. And the first time you see them, they look one way. But then time changes, the pattern of light shifts. Maybe you’ve moved slightly, your perspective has changed. The mountains are the same, but they look very different.” Robert Harris

Spring at Running PRanch
Spring at Running P Ranch

Living in the Woodlake Valley could not be better in the spring. Colors of blossoms contrasted against snowy mountains that are crisp and clear, not obscured by dusty air make spring my favorite season here.

Spring at Running P Ranch
Moving around the tree searching for the perfect angle.

I drove home from Visalia on this day admiring the view of the mountains and the red buds along the road. I could not stop on the freeway and shoot a picture, but luckily my friend Sally had both the tree and the view right in her front yard. I stalked around her yard changing angles trying to get just the right spot to capture both the mountain and the tree before I even announced my presence. Both of these pictures pleased me, so I hope you enjoy them, too.

Sunset in Woodlake Valley
Sunset in Woodlake Valley

A couple of weeks later, from a mile north I stood at the edge of an orange grove overwhelmed by both the smell of orange blossoms and the beauty of the sunset bouncing off of snowy Saw Tooth Mountain. This time my cell phone couldn’t catch the contrast of the landscape as clearly. Even less fortunate, my cell phone could not transmit the fragrance.

Wish you were here. We’d go for a walk in our beautiful landscape. Click the link below to see other landscapes.

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016
I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

10 responses to “WordPress Photo Challenge: Landscape”

  1. the eternal traveller Avatar

    Your first photo is my favourite, with the blossoms and the snow capped mountains in the background. I would love to go for a walk with you too.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Come on over, then. I wish you were here! 🙂 HOWEVER, I bet you are having a great time this week. 🙂

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      1. the eternal traveller Avatar

        One day I will get there.

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          I’ll look forward to it, and I’ll get there, too.

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  2. diannegray Avatar

    What an amazing landscape, Marsha – it’s very inspiring! 😀

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Awww thank, Dianne. It is just beautiful to be outside. Both hubby and I seem to be allergic to orange blossoms this week, though.

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  3. anotherday2paradise Avatar

    You really live in a beautiful area, Marsha. Wonderful landscape pics. 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks! It’s very gorgeous this time of year when we’ve had some rain!

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  4. janellmithani Avatar

    Wonderful pictures. The snow capped mountains are a beautiful backdrop to the blooming tree. It’s been years since i have driven through the valley, It certainly is beautiful this time of year.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Yes, we are close to the Sequoia National Park, and wild flowers are gorgeous. I’m doing a series right now about the artist studio tour we went on a week ago. There’s some great scenery in the posts. 😀😀😀

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