Friday, September 4, 2015


A  L  O  H  A !
Novato (/nəˈvɑːtoʊ/ nə-vah-toh) 
is a city in northern Marin County, 
in the North Bay region of the 
San Francisco Bay Area, 
about 30 miles (48 km) north of 
San Francisco on U.S. 101.
 2010 U S Census population: 51,904.

Today's Novato was home to several 

Coast Miwok villages: 

Chokecherry, Puyuku,  and Olompali, 

[at the present Olompali State Historic Park.[9]]]

In 1839 the Mexican government 
granted the 8,876-acre 
(35.92 km2Rancho Novato 
to Fernando Feliz. 

[The rancho was named after a 
local Miwok leader who had 
probably been given the 
name of Saint Novatus 
at his baptism.[10] ]

Novato, along with 
the rest of California,
on February 2, 1848. 

" If you don't support the death penalty
 and citizens packing a pistol - 
don't come to Texas. 
If you don't like medicinal marijuana 
and gay marriage, don't move to California. "
Rick Perry

"I grew up in Marin County 
north of San Francisco, and 
in the 1950s and '60s 
it was a natural paradise." 
                                 Huey Lewis

 A railroad was built in 1879, 
connecting Novato to Sonoma County
 and San Rafael. The current depot 
was built in 1917, but closed in 1959 
and is largely derelict. 
The station is still standing.

The Presbyterian church, 
still a landmark in Novato today, 
was built in 1896. Until 2006 it 
housed a number of city offices,
 but was vacated that year due 
to safety concerns and condemned. 
The church has since been renovated,
and city offices returned.

Novato has warm, mostly dry summers 
and cool, wet winters.
 Average January temperatures were 
a maximum of 53.6 °F (12.0 °C) and a 
minimum of 38.7 °F (3.7 °C). 
Average July temperatures were a 
maximum of 79.9 °F (26.6 °C) and 
a minimum of 52.0 °F (11.1 °C). 

Novato was incorporated 
as a city in 1960


And Thank YOU
for strolling with us!

                         Warmly, cloudia

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sky Watch

A  L  O  H  A  !
" This is the California 
that men dreamed of
 years ago, this is the Pacific
 that Balboa looked at 
from the Peak. . .
  this is the face of the 
earth as the Creator 
intended it to look. "
                         Henry Miller

Northern California

Linking to

Thank You!

A Few Fences

A  L  O  H  A !
" When you look at things differently, 
the things you look at change, "
Wayne Dyer

Stop focusing on 
that fence over there!
Notice the glorious flower
right in your face!

San Gregorio CA

" Never refuse any 
advance of friendship, 
for if nine out of ten 
bring you nothing, 
one alone
 may repay you. "
                       Madame de Tencin

Comparing ourselves favorably
to the eccentricities of others
is much less valuable
[and fun]
than getting to know them!


" There is a season of sadness. 
A season of anger. 
A season of 
A season of hope. "
                   Robert Veninga

The weather of your mood
will change. Just give it time
and a little shove
in JUST the right place

Linking to 

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Lovely to See YOU
again my friend!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cali Gold

A  L  O  H  A !
Novato California

" Nothing is a waste of time

 if you use the experience wisely. "


Thank YOU
for Wisely
Wasting some time
here with us!
                    Fondly, cloudia

Apart and Together

A  L  O  H  A !
" The person who follows the crowd
will usually go no further
than the crowd.

The person who walks alone
is likely to find himself
in places no one has
ever seen before. "

" I merely took the energy 
it takes to pout and 
wrote some blues. "
                         Duke Ellington

" None of us will ever 
accomplish anything excellent 
or commanding except 
when he listens to this whisper 
which is heard by him alone. "
                                 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank You!
                   Fondly, cloudia

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Here Our Feet

A  L  O  H  A !
Here our feet 
walk the streets,

Here we must eat,
tasting Salt & Sweet

But part of us
is always
our home of Love;

Communing with Spirit
awaiting the time
to add our new notes
to the universal chimes.

Linking to
Wild Bird Wednesday

We bring 
something New!
We certainly do!
Good for US:
Me & You


Thank You!
                       Fondly, cloudia

Monday, August 31, 2015

Cat's Tale

A  L  O  H  A !
Click These Photos!
Dawn Over Marin Wetlands

“ The morning always has 
a way of creeping up 
on me and peeking
 in my bedroom windows. 
The sunrise is 
such a pervert. ” 
                           Jarod Kintz

East Bay Mountains

“ There's a sunrise and
 a sunset every single day, 
and they're absolutely free. 
Don't miss so many of them. ” 
                                       Jo Walton

“ In someone's darkest hour 
your simple act of kindness 
may imitate the sunrise, 
and to sad eyes 
you become their 
only source of light. ” 
                          Richelle E. Goodrich


Pixie cat is 
SO delighted
to be home from
summer camp!

She was a rescue
when she came to us,
had been abandoned,
and had spent long 
weeks in the shelter.
A shy girl, her hopes
for adoption seemed slim.
That was four years ago

I had never left her before
and told her
"I will be back for you!"
when I took her 
But my heart was 

Would she be glad to see
me after two weeks,
or permanently miffed?

Well she is as happy
to see us, as we are
to be with her.

We are sharing the love.
She slept with us all night.

Love conquers all!
But no more vacations.

If we go far,
it will be together,
and for good.

Stay tuned Friends!

                 Fondly, cloudia
& Pixie
Back in my favorite chair!