Tuesday, March 29, 2016

California Gleaming

A  L  O  H  A !
My Birds are blooming! [California]

"Give fools their gold, 
and knaves their power;
let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
who sows a field,
or trains a flower, or plants a tree,
is more than all."
                           John Greenleaf Whittier

 Spring Skies Marin County

“All journeys have 
secret destinations
of which the traveler 
is unaware.”  
                  Martin Buber 

 Novato CA [Olompali Mt]

 "Olompali was a high status residence and 
permanent hub of the MIWOK community.

The Olompali community or tribelet once
comprised 25 square miles of territory,
 and supported a number of 
permanent and semi-permanent 
villages within this territory."

This area was the most heavily populated
by First Nations [Coast Miwok]
north of the Rio Grande.


And so I learn a
new history,
new names, new
Glad you came along
for the ride!
                        Warmly, cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

Love those clouds in the second photo...

Tom said...

nice blooming bird

ANITA said...

I love thAT Cactus blooming!!And yes it looks like a bird!!Happy bird flower xoxoxoxoxo

Lynn said...

Beautiful - so that is northern California?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your birds are blooming fabulouso Cloudia, lovely shot. Happy to hear that you're settled and inquisitive mon ami ,:)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, I love the blooming birds. And the cloud shot is gorgeous. Lovely post and images. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Teresa said...

Cool post. I learned about new places and peoples, too.

Cloudia said...

Yes, all photos are Marin Country N. Calif

Thanks Friends!

RedPat said...

Love the bird of paradise - they make the soul soar, Cloudia!

Merlesworld said...

My birds are too and I'm on the other side of the world.

William Kendall said...

Those wisps of clouds are such a lovely sight!

Karen S. said...

Beautiful captures and it's great learning right along with you too!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Amazing sights. Such a sad history in our world of aboriginal peoples being preyed upon.

Cloudia said...


Kay said...

Olompoli State Park just north of Novato was formerly a center of the Olompali peoples. And it was also a hippie commune before it became a state park. (I never made it there in either incarnation but drove past it often.)