Friday, December 2, 2011

home at last, home at last.

I had never even been to central California before this week, but I felt so at home there. The beautiful weather, the nice people, the restaurants, the farmland, the fields, the beaches, and the hills....the hills were my favorite part.

I regret not taking more photos, but I made a last-ditch effort by taking some quick shots with my phone while driving through "fields of gold" [circa Santa Maria, I think] on our way home. It was so beautiful, I felt like I was dreaming.

**Transitioning out of vacation-mode is a little tricky sometimes, but having the Christmas season here [already!?] seems to be making it a lot easier. Happy Friday!

20 comments:

  1. those hills! it reminds me of italy. i really hope you do move there someday (and hopefully soon!)

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  2. These are beautiful photos. I love the treatment and the mood.

    Welcome home!

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  3. These are unreal beautiful. I can't believe they're with your phone! oh technology!

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  4. Oh, i feel ya! I just got home from bali and i am so NOT ready to go back to work/life!

    p.s. can't believe these were taken with your phone, they're gorgeous!

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  5. i echo what janis said. the last photo with half b&w and half color is just amazing. :))
    -jocee <3

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  6. Those fields of gold are spectacular. And I love how you do these half & half photos :)

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  7. your photos are ridiculously beautiful

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  8. annnd I just realized these are from your phone!!!

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  9. i cannot get over how pretty those pictures are. especially the last one.

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  10. so pretty. it's hard to imagine that people have nice beuatiful weather like that, while here in Wisconsin we are getting snow!

    That last picture -- how did you do it?

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  11. Those photos are goregous! I always think of CA as, 'So what? CA?' I have lived there before, but seeing those pictures makes me want to go there now. So pretty!

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  12. those fields are beautiful!! and phone camera or not you take some great photos :)

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  13. Gorgeous photo! Can't believe you just took them with your phone. :)
    The view looks like a European countryside to me. :P

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  14. gorgeous photos! you're so pretty.

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  15. absolutely beautiful. i can't say i've spent a lot of time in central but it looks to me like that's my loss from these pictures.
    yea for christmas

    Lindsay

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  16. those pictures are so so gorgeous. I love the black and white vs. color effect!

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  17. beautiful! I love that part of the country as well. Always feel at home in the CA countryside

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  18. Beautiful! I can't wait to go back to California to see this part of California for a wedding. Gorgeous photos as always!

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  19. oh man... I LOVE central CA!! It seriously is the most peaceful spot in this state (: glad you had fun, and hopefully xmas will help you get back into "normal" mode (:

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