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Today I thought that I would share with you some of the places that you can come and visit for yourselves up here in the Sierra Foothills Gold Country! There are many places and it is Highway 49 that will bring you to most of these places.

Let’s start with my town of Placerville. Known as “Hangtown” for the number of hangings that occurred here during the gold rush days, it was a hub of activity back in the 1800’s. It still is today!

Looking back down Main Street

Looking back down Main Street

I fell in love with the charming town of Murphys, which is just south of us. There are caverns that one can visit, and the main street there has a number of shops that just draw you in! Here is an old time photo of the old hotel which still stands today!

Murphys Hotel back in the day

Murphys Hotel back in the day

Angels Camp is another place to visit! It is a center point for visiting Big Trees State Park, and a number of other towns in the area! This is where Mark Twain’s story “The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is set, and there are plaques all along the sidewalks of winning frogs in this contest, beginning with Mark Twain’s frog featured in his story!

Angels Camp, CA

Angels Camp, CA

One of the big trees in Big Trees State Park

One of the big trees in Big Trees State Park

Jackson is another spot to stop at! This is the location of the huge Kennedy Mine which is the deepest gold mine in North America!

Town of Jackson

Town of Jackson

Does this make you want to come and visit? It is well worth stopping at any of these places!

Have a wonderful day! Thank you for dropping by today, and be well! ^..^

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I love fish! The delicate flavors are amazing as are the different textures that you can find in fish. Let’s take a moment to check out some different ways to cook fish. Ready to head into the kitchen?

When we were in Arizona, we stopped by this restaurant and had amazing fish and chips with the fish being Mahi Mahi! It was delish! So, I made this for us here at home! The recipe: Mahi Mahi Fish and Chips

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

Tilapia is a very mild fish, and I love to make Oven Fried Fish with this delicate gem. Check this out!

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

Doesn’t this look good?

Salmon can be cooked a number of different ways. I like to oven bake it and featured this recipe, which I dubbed The Salmon Fishing Queen Cooks Salmon! This fish is flaky and tender!

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

If you would like something a bit different, my friend Steve from college days, would make what I call Steve’s Baked Fish. I use tilapia in this dish, but you can also use snapper or cod! The yellow peppers kick the heat up a notch on this dish!

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

Yummy!

Thanks for stopping by today, and enjoy your day! Have fish for dinner tonight! Be well! ^..^

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There are so many shades of green aren’t there? I thought that for today I would share some of the different shades of green before they disappear in the coming fall! Ready?

Lilypad Green

Green beans

Green beans

The center of a clover leaf

The center of a clover leaf

The blue green of lamb ears

The blue green of lamb ears

Shades of green

Shades of green

Thank you for taking the time to drop on by today! Have an amazing day! Be well! ^..^

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One thing that I love to discover are textures! They are everywhere around us…we just need to stop and take a good look to find them! Let’s head out and see what textures I have found! Ready?

A design found in rock

A design found in rock

The beauty of crystals

The beauty of crystals

Eucalyptus Bark

Eucalyptus Bark

Feathers

Feathers

Do you see textures around you too? Let me know!

Have a magnificent day and thanks for dropping by! Be well! ^..^

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God gave us dogs. He gave us the dog to show us what unconditional love is. He gave us the dog for companionship. He gave us the dog to comfort us in time of need. And, he gave us the dog to lift our spirits! Here is a video that my cousin shared with me about God giving us the dog!

I hope that you enjoyed this as much as I did! And here is to the little flower that lives with us in our house and is a great source of love, joy, and comfort to us both!

The Astro flower

The Astro flower

Thank you for visiting today, and have a wonderful day! Be well! ^..^

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Today I thought that I would share a series of photos from the past. The idea came to me as my husband and I sat outside last night, enjoying our evening cocktails, when we watched one of the small finches enjoying a “bird bath.” From small to large all birds enjoying splashing themselves with water to get clean! See if you agree!

A Towhee…

Diving in!

Diving in!

Now that was good!

Now that was good!

A Seagull…

Diving in for a bath

Diving in for a bath

Cleaning the face

Cleaning the face

A Great White Pelican…

It starts with a splash of water

It starts with a splash of water

Getting the chest

Getting the chest

What could be better on a hot day than a bath? Drying in the sun?

Drying in the sun

Drying in the sun

Have a wonderful Wednesday! Thank you for dropping by! Be well! ^..^

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One Down Four to Go - Photo by Alastair Forbes

One Down Four to Go – Photo by Alastair Forbes

There were five levels of magic. One was earth, another fire, and the rest were water, air and spirit. She had to master all five in order for her to feel her full power. If she failed, she would die!

Her first task was to master earth magic. In order for her to master it, she had to be able to manipulate objects from the ground, moving them from one place to another.

Struggling, she held her hand out, palm parallel to the ground over a boulder. She felt the magic start to build inside her. Her hand started to shake, and it began to glow in an amazing rust color. Then it dissipated.

She tried again, hand extended, eyes closed; she visualized the boulder rising in the air. She felt the power building. Breathing deeply she opened one eye, watching the rust color magic encircling the boulder. Her hand was steady, but the boulder refused to move. Her magic ebbed.

Taking a deep breath, she tried once more. Giving it her all she watched as her magic gathered, surrounded the boulder and watched as it lifted into the air. “Wahoo,” she thought to herself. “One down, four to go!”
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Thank you goes out to Alastair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction! This photo and the last: Old items from days gone by!

Thank you for taking the time to come by and visit! I hope that you enjoyed today’s bit of flash fiction! Be well! ^..^

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