A Classy way to look out! One of the windows of the Chinese Garden
of the Huntington Library.
Last Tuesday I saw what looked like a mist between the trees (I live in the forest). When I stepped out on the deck, I knew it wasn’t mist because I smelled the smoke of a fire! Automatically I thought about emergency supplies. Then hubby heard it had started the day before, half an hour away and was only 25 % under control. At noon it was 50% contained. Good news! At the end of the day 8 acres were fully contained.  Thankful!

One Word Sunday – Look Out, Randomosity: the Good)





This week am skipping ALL SEASONS, because too many things are going on. This is my weekly post for all the memes/challenges I prepared weeks ago. So ALL SEASONS LOVERS,
see you all back COMING SUNDAY!


Look out for this one too! Isn’t she pretty?
Floral Bliss, Floral Friday Foto, Makro-Tex: flowers




Fri Hunt: Begin with J – Not Jesh’s car:)
Car: below
Outside: below

A big rig on the other side of the Grapevine (North of Los Angeles) – a treacherous freeway climb and descent.  Since we are climbing slowly, and on the other side stepping on the brake descending, I could take this drive by.
In summer overheated cars are a common sight. In winter sudden snow falls can stall cars for miles., and overnight – jikes.




Look closer. One of the things I had to get used to on the country side, was that people leave messages!
(Sunday Trees, Random: the R, Tue Texture






Makro Tex asked for early signs of Fall. In North California they do not appear till late October. Our climate is much like the Mediterranean area. This is photo of last year. Berries are for me a subtle and nice sign of Fall.





Door of helicopter, with a possibly juicy and interesting story (some years ago), at the coast of San Diego.
When I had my Tamron zoom lens, I saw this whole event take place. it was easy to see that something was happening when a helicopter landed on this big yacht, and three men, one obviously with some handicapped or sick, came out. But innocent me was just interested in the helicopter.

Back then I didn’t know about Thurs. Doors, otherwise I also would have taken pics of it opening and closing (Random.: the Fun,  ABC Wed – Interesting,  Thurs Door)






Fri Hunt: Begin with


Makes one want to look deeper
(Tue Texture, Weekend Reflection, Weekend Green)






Sky and water tower in the North of Holland
(Tue Travel, Tue Treasure, Travel Photo Thurs., Sky Watch)




SHARE your Seasonal experience, BEFORE THE SEASON CHANGES!

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One Word Sunday  – Lookout*
Randomosity *  Through the Lens * Our World *
Tue Texture, Tue Treasure  Tue Travel * Nature Notes * Makro-Tex- sign of Fall*
ABC Wed  –  Interesting *  Floral Bliss * Outdoor Wed.  *  Communal Global  *
Thurs  Doors Floral Fri Foto  * Thankful Thurs. * Travel Photo Thurs. *
Sky Watch * Blooming Friday  *
Weekend Reflection * Fri Photo Journal  Weekend Green Fri Hunt *


51 thoughts on “A SEPTEMBER LOOKOUT

  1. A great lookout shot – thanks Jesh. And your helicopter fits the topic too!
    But it’s the red lighthouse that does it for me – another lookout and a peaceful shot – great colours and lots of calming open space. Have a great Sunday

    Is this also the All Seasons post and I’m too early? Or is All Seasons still to appear?


  2. I can’t say I’ve ever seen a helicopter land on a yacht before, that’s pretty impressive. I’m so glad to hear you’re safe and it’s a great idea to keep listening to any fire watch news or weather stations. How frightening, that’s so close I can’t imagine. We’ve had smoke warnings here from Canadian fires and I would be clueless if the news hadn’t mentioned it, supposedly it can affect us even from up there. Stay alert my friend.


    • Oh nice, you also have a wordpress blog! When hubby showed me the map where that fire close to us was, I saw to my amazement that in Northern California there were 4-5 other fires burning – all around us – all but one were lightning fires. From people from San Francisco (3 1/2 West) we heard that the smoke even reached them.
      Also I read on the news that in (Montana? one of the Northern states) a large fire were burning and people were losing their homes.
      Am not a panicky person, but I wonder why there everywhere fires….
      Thank you – my nose tells me when there’s smoke:)


  3. Love the nut sign! We have lots of smoke covering our area due to the fires in B.C. and Washington state. And it’s so hot and humid, it’s hard to be comfortable at all. Oh and by the way, I think you must have missed a week – H was last week so we’re on I this week. Next week it’s J…just fyi – we all get busy and lose track. I’m lucky to be able to post at all these days! *smile*

    abcw team


  4. I have heard about the fires. Even some people were affected in the San Fernando Valley (some friends). Glad to hear you are doing well and the fires are contained. Glad the heat wave is gone too. We were roasting in here. I do not remember seeing the aperture on your first photo on the Huntington Library. Will need to go again.


  5. I thought I commented, but I don’t see my comment here? Anyway, looks like you had a wonderful week. That flower is gorgeous! Such a bright pretty pink. Have a great weekend!


    • Love the Huntington – at least half of my photos come from there (since we went regularly when living in Southern Cal.).
      You know when to go – when there’s no traffic:):) See you back on Sunday for All Seasons


  6. I had to scour to find the door of the helicopter = hah! I got it once I read about it – and so much to soak up – glad the fire was contained and the opening garden opening was artsy and so nice.


  7. Lovely collection of beautiful and interesting things.
    By the way: I often see am emergency helicopter over my home, it landes by the hospital nearby. My cat hate this noise!
    Enjoy your time, thanks for joining


  8. I love the natural bright colors in your bottom photo. I wondered where you were in California then I saw the scene is in Holland. Hope you fared well through those crazy high temps last week. We were actually hotter than the Central Valley. Wowza!


    • Happy you like all the details Patti! You’ve seen it accurate – this area is not for friendly, but more for rugged-ness:) Have a great weekend and
      hope to see you back for All Seasons before Wednesday:)

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  9. Great series of images. Love the window! Very pretty. Glad to hear the fire was contained. Thanks so much for joining Friday’s Hunt. Hope you have a great rest of the week!


  10. I’m really late visiting this week. The squirrel sign made me laugh. Glad that the fire didn’t last very long. They are so destructive. I love the picture with the water and the reeds. The Chinese garden window is my favourite one!


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