"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."


Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Visit to the Valley of the Moon



My dear friend Joyce invited me up *North* to her beautiful home located in the Valley of the Moon for a few days of Sunshine and WARM...  no, HOT - weather!  It was heavenly....walking in shorts and sandals, no scarves, boots, hats, gloves etc.  PLUS, I got to spend time with Mimi, Joyce's oh-so-intelligent Border Collie/Blue Healer mix.



Autumn is on her way....



Mimi, waiting for Auntie Robin to finish her morning coffee so we can go for a LONG WALK!



"Come on, *Slowpoke*.......I've been ready for 10 minutes!"

There are many Deer..and this is the time for Fawns to be born....  I managed to capture this little guy suckling his Mum... it was hard to centre the photo - carrying a *Poop Bag* and having Mimi on a lead so she could not chase them...




Then, off to visit my *Friends* - the Woodpeckers!  The last time I was here, it was Winter and their tree was quite bare....


December, 2012



August, 2013




As soon as Mimi and I stood below their tree, they both flew out to the street light - and let me know *they were NOT amused* by our presence!






Autumn is beginning to weave her tapestry...

















Joyce and I went to buy some more flowers for her patio......are you surprised I chose these?  A-ha-ha!


Ah.....and, I saw La Bella Luna for the first time in TWO MONTHS!  Needless to say, I was out every night taking photos!






Venus, saying *hello*.....



It was emotionally healing to sleep with all the windows open at night (it was in the high 80's/low 90's every day), falling asleep to the serenade of Crickets.....

Too soon, it was time to return to San Francisco....and as we approached the Golden Gate.... look what *greeted* me!

  

Sigh....  oh well, Opera Rehearsals begin on Friday...so I will be too busy to notice the Fog!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

13 comments:

  1. That fog has taken on a personality all its own, in your last photo! Eerie! ♥

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    1. Jinksy! It's always a pleasure to see that you have visited here! Oh yes, the *Infamous SF Fog* does have a life of it's own....

      Big Hugs,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  2. Oh wow.. That trip went fast. Seems like you just left. Nice pix by the way. Mimi liked having you to go for long walks with I imagine. I cant believe we are seeing leaves falling already in our back yard too. boo hiss. I am not ready for that yet. Glad you had a nice time.

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  3. It is always so much fun to travel with you!!!!
    Gosh, no sun for 2 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yikes.
    Sunny hugs to you.

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    1. Ah Teri....it's true... hardly any Sun since I returned from Santa Fe mid-June... a beastly *Summer* here this year...

      Thank you for your Hugs of Sunshine!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  4. Part heeler, part border collie? "Over the mountains of the moon, down the valley of the shadow. Ride boldly, ride, the Shade replied, if you seek for El Dorado."

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    1. *Gaily bedight,
      A gallant knight,
      In sunshine and in shadow,
      Had journeyed long,
      Singing a song,
      In search of Eldorado.*......

      Snow....you know I adore Poe!

      I am happy I had a sojourn in my *El Dorado* - both in Santa Fe and the Valley of the Moon!

      You would adore Mimi - and she you.... she's a sweet, smart dog!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  5. What a great, and HOT time you had Robin :-) I can see the heath in your photos.

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    1. Britt....you KNOW what SF *Summers* are like! A-ha-ha! It was heavenly to feel warm - even for a few days!

      Miss you!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  6. what a lovely getaway dear Robin — hopefully you are able to see the almost full moon through the fog!!

    and now the opera begins.......looking forward to your posts all about it!!

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    1. Dear *Twin*... alas, no Moon sightings...back in the Land of Fog and Shadows.... perhaps tonight! (I live in hope!)

      Also, Tess IS going to have a *Willow Ball*...I don't know the dates yet...will keep you posted! We must begin shopping for gowns, shoes AND....*Dates*! See you there!

      Love,

      * Your Twin* * ♥♥

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  7. "You would adore Mimi - and she you..."

    I don't like people who aren't nice to dogs because dogs are better people than people are. The worse part about dogs is that they grow old so fast, and I'm burned-out with that aspect.

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    1. I understand... I do... but I am so happy you and Peggy have Brewsky...( I just love that cat!)

      Love, always,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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