“The Devil is in the Details”
I sincerely hope you don’t find him in any of these pictures.
The phrase coined in the 1800s as “The good God is in the details,” is sometimes attributed to Gustave Flaubert, but is also listed as anonymous. You get to choose whichever detail you want to believe. No one is going to dispute you here.
Either way, details are pesky little complications that, when added correctly, complete the splendor of the product. I do hope you enjoy this detailed trip through my photo collection about Woodlake, CA.
I wish I could tell you what this fuzzy beauty is. The detail I missed on the windy trip up to see the big trees was that my passenger suffered from motion sickness, and did not enjoy the trip nearly as much as I enjoyed showing it to him. I somehow FORGOT that tiny detail about my BROTHER!
This reminds me of a fuchsia. Researching details about flowers so far has taken me ten minutes, and I’m not too much closer to the answer than before. So I rest my case that those devilish details are hard to chase down.
This young woman is not releasing any details behind her arrest. She paid the Woodlake Chamber of Commerce $25 to keep her identity and crime quiet.
Sheriff Rudy Garcia seems to have trouble finding the details in these arrest warrants. The handsome wily criminal displays a cagey confidence about his impending doom. His smile reveals his belief that his arrest is all a ruse. He asks to use the restroom and slips out another entrance. Chased down and caught back in his own office, he is booked and serves two sentences in the Chamber Jail, one for insulting a police officer by escaping in broad daylight.
The Chamber found out that they own and are responsible for the care and upkeep of this huge sign at the turnoff to Woodlake from Highway 198, which leads up to Sequoia National Park. Upon close examination of this sign, details reveal that it needs to be replaced. You can help if you would like to donate, and possibly win an all-expenses-paid-trip to Hawaii.
On Mother’s Day weekend every year everything comes up cowboy in Woodlake starting with a great parade before the Woodlake Lion’s Rodeo.
You knew that these were cowgirl chaps if you looked closely at the details of the picture. But closely focused photos cut out details that are obvious to people seeing the big picture.
Cowgirls in our town are not just in name only. These boots, though beautiful, are not just for show. Details reveal that this cowgirl works her boots. Sonni Hocobian trains dogs to be service dogs in her spare time.
People milled in the middle of the street before their turn came to walk the parade route. I enjoyed capturing details in the small displays of enthusiasm on the right or the lack of it on the left!
Frank Ainley always captures a willing audience for his detailed stories during a break in senior exit interviews at Woodlake High School. I had the fortune of being his partner this year, so I learned many details including his instruction to these graduates about the proper way for a gentleman to treat a woman. He stood and held each young lady’s chair as she sat down and got up. He even held my chair for me. What a classy man.
If you are a blueberry expert, you probably already knew about Powderblue blueberries. This was a new detail for me.
Woodlake Botanical Gardens is one of Tulare County’s treasures. More than berries grow there. It is maintained by Manual and Olga Jiminez and a crew of high school volunteers. A stroll along the mile long path through the garden reveals hundreds of plants from bananas to hundreds of types of roses, five or six varieties of basil to sunflowers. It is a must see if you come to Woodlake.
If you walk or run on the path around Bravo Lake above the gardens, you should never forget one detail. WATER! Fido even enjoys a sip during the three-mile Kiwanis Run for Hunger in April.
I shouldn’t share any details, but psssst.
That was a lie – sorry! Tomorrow is the Woodlake Valley Chamber of Commerce Car Show. If you live nearby, y’all come. Y’hear.
I hoped you enjoyed your detailed trip to some of the many events that decorate the year in Woodlake.
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