Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Sunday drive

My friend L. is in town, escaping the heat of SoCal. We went for a drive today, into the Highland mtns south of Butte.




A dirt road, leading up to the 10K mountains and beyond.  The air was so redolent of pine, with the new growth putting out their sap and aroma.  Why I live here. 


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  1. I have taken those walks before and they are lovely, indeed.

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    1. Yep, the only noise the wind in the trees.

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  2. Beautiful photos, Mike. Pumphouse thermometer read 110 here so I stayed cooped up. High elevation trees reaching for the sky are a refreshing sight. Thank you!

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    1. 110....jeezus. Ain't right for anywhere near the Bay Area.

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  3. I can almost smell that pine. Beautiful setting.

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    1. No smell like a pine forest on a warm day. Makes me feel like I'm 10 years old and back in Bend.

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  4. With the heat and humidity many of us are suffering through, we envy you and your cool, lovely drive into the mountains.

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  5. Love country like that. Especially the overlook in the last photo. You can tell your friend that it is still HOT here.
    Nice photos Mike.

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    1. Yeah, just looked at the forecasts for Ladera Ranch and here, a little warmer during the day there, and a whole lot warmer at night. 80f is bearable when it drops to 45 at night.

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  6. I love pretty much every sort of natural place, regardless of what sort of plants grow there.

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  7. Such a magnificent landscape you inhabit.

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  8. How I miss my sons and our days flyfishing in Montana!

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