: March 8: RARE/PRECIOUS/UNUSUAL/GREEN

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“Bitcoin, in the short or even long term, may turn out be a good investment in the same way that anything that is rare can be considered valuable. Like baseball cards. Or a Picasso.”

Andrew Ross Sorkin
or even a Van Gough Immersive Experience

Happy Wednesday and welcome to WQ. This week’s topic is out-of-this-world rare, precious, and green. Maybe you didn’t get a chance to post all your rare, out-of-this-world pictures in Sunday Stills this week. Here’s another shot at the unusual experience you may have had.

Follow where your quotes lead you and have fun with your own greenery.

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Rare Cars

“Genuine and true love is so rare that when you encounter it in any form, it’s a wonderful thing, to be utterly cherished in whatever form it takes.”

Gwendoline Christie

If you had known me when I was married to Mark, my blog might have been covered in baseball and football pictures. However, for the past 28 years, my life has reflected the other love of my husband Vince – beautiful cars.

You can click to see the full pictures. Some of these alluring, rare, and precious cars you may have seen before but they are worth a second glance. They reflect the various shades of green from deep forest turquoise to olive drab.

The Barrett Jackson show we attended in January provided three pictures. One photo pictured Vince’s treasure, one we found parked in a parking lot in Prescott, and the rest came from Martin’s Auto Museum. Can you tell which is which? Which one is your favorite Which one do you think is the most precious?

Johnbo offers us a chance to share our favorite types of photography in this week’s Lens Artist Challenge. Like John, I love landscapes, but often they turn out to be car pictures or other events I attend instead.

Rare Talent

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.

Erica Jong

In an area of the country so immersed in agriculture, it was rare to find recognition of its value. One man who grew up in Woodlake, CA, a rural town just west of Sequoia National Park, developed the ONLY Botanical Garden in the county and one of the few in the state that uplifted agricultural products.

During his tenure as a professor at UC Davis, Dr. Manuel Jimenez developed a species of blackberries that would grow in the hot Central Valley climate. His wife, Olga inspired him to create a fourteen-acre, Woodlake Botanical Garden, that highlighted rare species of vegetables and fruits, seldom seen growing in that area.

For example, lettuce is usually found in the cooler coastal climate and usually grows in the ground. Manuel turned this display into a hanging garden that cut off the view of the road and transported you into a rare and magical place.

Woodlake Botanical Gardens

Other Rare and Out of this World Pictures

“It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?”

Cesare Pavese

Inspiring me this week has been Sunday Stills, Out of this World. I think of many others, but my husband is hurrying me to get moving.

Thanks for joining me this week. Love and Puppy Girl hugs and kisses from out of this world. 🙂

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Happy Quoting!

55 responses to “#WQ #10: Identifying What Is Rare and Precious to You”

  1. Alison Avatar

    What beautiful old cars you’ve shown, in pristine condition. My husband has a couple of old porches that are his pride and joy and coincidentally he also found one in a parking lot too. He may have bought them for a song but he’s sure spent triple that amount to keep them going!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hahaha, Ali. Most people spend a fortune for them THEN spend a fortune. Vince had one for a couple of years, but couldn’t afford to keep it and sold it. They are fun cars, though.

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  2. JohnRH Avatar

    Great old cars and hot rods. Love ’em.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, John. I do enjoy seeing them. 🙂

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  3. Tina Schell Avatar

    Greetings Marsha! Always happy to see you linking to L-A – this week it’s an excellent fit. Love, love, loved all of those cars and I know it made John’s heart go pit-a-pat 😊. Wishing you a great week ahead.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      We have some shared interests in cars. He got us started visiting in some of those places.

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  4. Natalie Avatar

    Marsha, Thank you for your weekend coffee share. The Woodlake Botanical Gardens look amazing and those cars are so shiny in beautiful shades of green.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Natalie. You had some great greens yourself!

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  6. photobyjohnbo Avatar

    You probably know how much I missed Barrett-Jackson this year, so I was glad to see at least a snippet of images from there. Lots of beautiful greens in your photos. We aren’t seeing any green yet here in North Dakota. Still it is very white and I expect it will stay that way for another month.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      We had snow a week or so ago. We may have some more on Wednesday. In between we have sunshine and relatively warmer temps. It’s supposed to get up to the high 80s in Scottsdale this week, but even they had snow. We are going to spend most of April there.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Great post, Sadje. 🙂

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        Thanks my friend

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You are always welcome. I’m honored that you link up with WQ each week. It’s always a blessing. 🙂

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          1. Sadje Avatar

            I appreciate your prompt very much Marsha. It so different from the others.

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Thank you, Sadje. Each one is a little different.

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          3. Sadje Avatar

            Yes very true. Most welcome

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You nailed it! I love these luscious greens!

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  7. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    I so love your appreciation of Mark’s love of sports and Vince’s of cars.
    You’re so supportive Marsha. Love the veggies myself! 💞

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Manuel’s veggies are fabulous, though mostly I’ve only seen them, not tasted them. He does have tasting events, though. 🙂

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        Oh what a bonus to try some but they are beautiful to look at. Fun👏

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          They are beautiful. He is artistic as well as having a green thumb.

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          1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            🍀💚🍏 love it!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Inspiring, Yinglan!

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  9. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    Morning, Marsha, a lovely post as always. I really enjoy your quotes. I had a boyfriend for three years when I was 20. He was into soccer and I pretended I was interested in soccer for his benefit. I met my husband after that relationship ended and I decided I would never again pretend to be interested in something I wasn’t for his benefit. He watches sport on his own. I do accommodate and take an interest in things he likes, provided they are a variation on something I like. In return, he occasionally listens to me reading one of my stories to him – grin!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That sounds just like us! I do enjoy cars, though. I hated owning one that had to GO to a car show because then you are supposed to sit close to your car and talk about it to other people. I can’t stand sitting around all day waiting for people to walk by to talk to me. I’m a little more outgoing than most of the people who own cars and sit in a chair all day. BORING!

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      1. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

        Haha, it’s a bit like going to book fairs and having an author booth. So much more fun to walk about and talk to other people than try to sell your books. I don’t do it any more.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Exactly! I had a couple of fairs when my ONLY book was published, but it was more interesting because lots of people were there and they all had tidbits of information or they wanted to ask me questions, most of which I didn’t really know. I learned a lot of local history writing the book though.

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  10. YouTube Influencer Avatar

    Great post celebrating the rarity and preciousness of various things, from cars to botanical gardens to talent. Love the diverse range of pictures and quotations included. Happy Wednesday and happy WQ! #WQ

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks YTI. 🙂

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  11. Kirstin Troyer Avatar

    THose old cars and trucks are amazing. The colors are so cool too. WOW. Love these photos and the quotes you found. A lot of food for thought in those, especially the last one!
    https://troyerslovinglife.blogspot.com/2023/03/putting-fingers-to-keyboardwqtheme-rare.html

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Love this post, Kirstin! 🙂

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  12. sustainabilitea Avatar

    The cars are beautiful but I, like Donna, would love to see the Botanical Garden! I’ve seen walls of plants like that of the lettuce you show here and I’d love to have one myself. Succulents look good that way but you can eat the lettuce! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You would love my friend Manuel and his wife. They are down to earth (literally and figuratively.) They have dedicated their lives to small farmers and gardeners, both through his work at the college, and through their volunteer work in the garden. They have taught generations of children so many skills as well. 🙂

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  13. ladyleemanila Avatar

    lovely post, Marsha 🙂 with this rare and out of this world, green cars, etc. love it! ❤
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2023/03/09/life-is-precious-fragile-fleeting/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Gorgeous post, Lady Lee. Fun to read, and look at. 🙂

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  14. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Wonderful rare and out-of-this-world ideas, quotes, and images, Marsha! I can’t get over the various shades of green in those cars! The gallery just looks so amazing, because we just don’t see many green cars on the road–it would be rare if we did. And the paint jobs all look so tasteful and not gaudy. What a rare person Dr Jimenez was to realize the vision of the gardens and make it work. Very cool story!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Terri. You would love talking with him and his wife. They are so knowledgeable. Vince loved seeing his green Nova on my blog.

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  15. bushboy Avatar

    Being a ute bloke the last two are my favourites. That little lime green one is ever so cute 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That is one of my favorite ones, too!

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  16. Wind Kisses Avatar

    Oh how I would love the Woodllake botanical Garden. Awesome history. goes to show, if you have a vision, or your significant other does, its worth the try

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You would. I wish I could take you there. You would love chatting with the two of them. It has gotten statewide recognition. He’s been interviewed multiple times by various news organizations.

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      1. Wind Kisses Avatar

        I’m sure!

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  17. eklastic Avatar

    Love your little relaxing alien. And the green cars are a stunning collection.

    https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2023/03/08/my-favourite-green-quote/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Too, too cute, Elke.

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  18. KL Caley Avatar

    https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2023/03/07/order/

    Hi Marsha, sorry I did pingback a post for last week but it may not have worked (they’ve been very temperamental lately). KL ❤️

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I thought they were fixed, but they weren’t! Love your story!

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      1. KL Caley Avatar

        Thank you so much, Marsha! Yeah I think WordPress is keeping us on our toes!!! 🙂 KL ❤

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It is, KL. I am going to have to look for a new theme soon, because it is not supported by WP and all kinds of weird things are happening. Have a great weekend, my friend. 🙂

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