Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day from the Golden State

Many people think California is called the Golden State because of the California poppy, but it’s actually because the hills turn a golden yellow in the summer.

This was very obvious yesterday when we took a trip to the Farm Sanctuary’s Northern California Shelter yesterday. Whether you eat meat or not is a personal choice and I’m the last person to proselytize about that. But I do want to show you the beautiful golden hills we encountered near the Orland Shelter.

Happy Memorial Day, everybody!

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Black Butte Lake, Northern California

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3 comments:

  1. Golden against blue skies, wow! Have a fantastic time!

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    1. Other than the very occasional overcast day (like today), these are pretty much the colors of inland California from May until December.

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  2. I always thought that California was called the Gold State because of the role the Gold Rush and Gold itself played in the history of the state. Your explanation is even better! Beautiful pictures!

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