Manicured “everything” in the city: the buildings, the roads, the shops. Novelty, exotic foods, high fashions, it’s all there in Roseville, CA!
After our gelato trip of her older sister’s birthday, Macenzie saw me taking shots while exploring and doing the touristy thing. She grabbed me by the arm, indicating she wanted me to photograph her. I chose this background for a possible header in the future.
(Randomosity: the Fun, Travel Tue, Weekend Reflection, Pink Saturday)

In the city, we plan in orderly steps, and are focused to DO. It often does not work that way on the country side. Much more inventiveness is needed to meet unexpected challenges.
On the country side, people are groomed to be patient. Something wrong with our direct TV?  It takes them 2 weeks to get out here. In the city they would have been out to our house in a few days – grr.






The QUESTION is how to take funny – as in hilarious? Or as in strange, or ill-fitting?  Where do you expect a deer or moose to be? Chose the last. (Fri Hunt)

Not at a shopping center! I thought it was funny!
Lo and behold, Norm, there’s at least half a door visible on the left of the big trunk! But there’s another (barn) door if scrolling down:)
(Sunday Trees, Randomosity: the Good, Our World, Makro-Tex – funny, Thurs. Doors)




Close up from a flowering tree . In the city they do try to make it more livable by landscaping.
Many make a living with that job.

Pretty blooms in down town Los Angeles.
Tue Travel, Floral Bliss, ABC Wed -Pretty, Floral Fri Foto, Fri Hunt)





Fri Hunt
Begin with: Q: Question – what does funny mean (image of the deer/mouse)?
Orange: flowers
Animal: the statue of a deer/moose

The left is an actual door. The right one is a “blind” door (transliteration from Dutch) -meaning only paint.

Am not a middle of the road person. Since I can’t afford a castle or a cathedral, I would choose a barn door if living in the rural area.
There are definitely large estates on the country side, but unless one has some burglar skills, one can not see the house from the road, or get inside the gate without their permission.
(One word Sunday: Shadow (side), Random.: the Rand,  Thurs. Door)





Rather have this than  the wind storm we had on Sunday two weeks ago. Don’t like my shoulder length hair to stand up straight when I step outside. Or, to see the horizon like we live in a highly polluted area (the wind had kicked up the dust, since  we had only sprinkles two times since spring!

A storm in the forest is very noisy, when hearing the rustling of leaves and even scarier to see 60 foot pines waving like the queen. Next day our neighbor couldn’t get out because a tree trunk had fallen on the road and everywhere else were green pine needles strewn on the ground, deck, and cars!
Good bye, am gonna rake now, because there’s a fire burning in the next town (by now, contained!).
(Sky Watch, Weekend Green)


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35 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Lovely photos! I like the barn door. I’m guessing that country living has its plus side, too.

  2. I thought that looked more like a Moose, and I wouldn’t expect one there either! 🙂

    I’m so happy to hear the fire has been contained near you!! How scary. Stay safe up there in your beautiful pine treed splendor!

  3. jesh stg says:

    Lots of advantages on the country side. Lots of privacy, wide open spaces, incredible skies. In my own case, I never could have the spacious 30 x 40 feet studio in the city without having an expensive alarm system. Here I can have my doors and windows are open during the day. Just have to adjust my erroneous expectation that country living would be a much easier ride than in the city. It’s the opposite, and I don’t even have a farm.

  4. jesh stg says:

    You’re right Deborah, it does look more like a moose, so I added it. Thank you, in a year I can say something similar about where you’ll be living!
    Am still adjusting to that weather conditions and what happens surrounding one’s house effecting one immediately. Am VERY happy hubs is nearby, to keep everything around the house in shape, to cut the wood, etc. For a fire the grounds need to be cleared to 30 feet from the house.

  5. Dan Antion says:

    Lots of elements sound wonderful.

  6. Debbie Smyth says:

    A great mix of topics and images here, Jesh. YOu’re a busy lady! And i like the shady shadow you have given us.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  7. Fun60 says:

    I’m very much a city girl but love to walk in the countryside. The storm sounded scary and I’m glad I have not experienced a wild fire.

  8. jesh stg says:

    You’re welcome Debbie! I probably would be soon bored, if I weren’t busy, lol! Have a lovely week!

  9. Tamar says:

    So many amazing bits. The country is so peaceful!

  10. hope you are still safe from that fire. It has been the scariest summer season ever, al most no matter where you live it seems. you r granddaughter is so sweet — and living near family has to make country life even more wonderful.

  11. Beautiful photos and I loved reading your post! The stillness of the last photo is very serene, very inviting. Makes me want to step right into the photo and explore. I am done with wind storm for now. Stay safe!!

  12. Cecilia says:

    What a great post with just wonderful pictures, thank you!

  13. …and the Frence would call it Trompe-l’œil. Thanks for stopping by.

  14. zongrik says:

    i like the expression on the girl’s face and the metal deer looking at us

  15. riitta k says:

    Well, the city children don’t see a living moose everyday, so maybe a statue will do 🙂 Have a nice day!

  16. Sue says:

    Hello Jesh, I loved your post, so full of lots of interesting topics.
    The country is my favourite place to live, but I do like to visit the city occasionally.
    That’s a beautiful header photo – such a lovely smile on her face.
    I really like those street flowers – what vibrancy!

  17. The difference in views and ways how people live and act… makes it all worth while doesn’t it

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-WEDNES-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  18. Hazel says:

    Pretty in pink Macenzie! Love the flower shot.

  19. Roger Green says:

    Cute girl. And a nice moose too.

  20. jesh stg says:

    It makes life interesting, to say the least:) Thanks for hosting!

  21. Maddy says:

    Beautiful photos! I love the last two.

  22. Norm 2.0 says:

    So you got a door and a half, a nice red barn, plus a moose all squeezed into one post. Nicely done 😉

  23. Peter B says:

    Macenzie is a real cutie! I love that age when they want to have their picture taken. My granddaughter is the same way, always asking me to take her pic. At some point as they get older they will run away from the camera! Interesting comparisons between city life and country life, and very true!

  24. I know that moose was just a stature, but I swear he is giving you some stink eye!

  25. bettyl - NZ says:

    What a fun variety of photos! The moose is really fun to see 🙂

  26. Pieni Lintu says:

    Thanks for sharing with us on MakroTex too 🙂

  27. Eileen says:

    Hello, your little model is cute. Cool looking sculpture. I love the view of the countryside. The flowers are lovely. Great collection of photos.
    Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  28. anniefannie says:

    I love the barn door. All the photos are wonderful.

  29. It is a moose and I like it, wherever it is. We often see live ones when in Wyoming, but I like the fun of seeing a statue of one in an unexpected place. Beautiful flowers, too.


  30. nannie2four says:

    Awesome fotos. So glad I can comment now. Thanks for sharing on FFF.

  31. James says:

    Great post! like the rolling hills. I wonder what the story is on the mouse statue.

  32. thefolia says:

    What gorgeous blooms…viva la blooming season!

  33. jesh stg says:

    Thank you -a benefit of living in California – flowers and veggies the year round!

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