There have been no deaths, accidents, trauma or major explosions. Whew! That is some kind of record for me! Seems like the New Year always brings me New Problems.
But this year I have sent Remington to Trainer Jaq for a few months. I miss him, but it is a good thing mostly because it had been raining, now it's super cold. Plus he's a youngster and Trainer Jaq will really ride him more than the three days a week I had been able to ride- preparing him for the upcoming Horse Show season.
Trainer Jaq even said I did a good job with him this summer- High Praise!
So here I am with all this time on my hands. I'm working at the Auction as much as they will let me, and I have been hiking around the hills to burn off excess energy and keep my legs strong.
Here are a few of the photos I've been able to take with the new camera.
This is Mt Diablo. The peak is one of the places that all of California maps are measured by. It is by far the tallest thing around here about 5000 feet or so. Martinez, my home town, can be seen between the cow and the mountain and is at Sea Level. What you can't see is the Carquinez Strait that flows at the bottom of this hill I'm standing upon.
|Eckley Pier on the Carquinez Straits|
|Port Costa and the Carquinez Straits|
|Red Tailed Hawk|
|Finance Building in Martinez|
|The Marina in Martinez|
Martinez was a big fishing village for many years, and the Marina still houses a few boats. Joe Dimaggio and his family used to have fishing boats that were berthed here.
|Canadas' in Alhambra Creek|
|New Years Day playing in the water of the Straits|
|Love Note in Martinez|
I'm still in the process of learning about how to take better pictures with this camera but it is a labor of love.