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happy cows come from california…

 

The skinny on this post:  Happy Cows Come from California.  ‘Nuff said.  Eat cheese, drink milk, and be merry.

Taken with the Canon Powershot G12 on our way up to Santa Rosa, CA via Highway 1.  Indeed, the hills are alive, with the sound of…cows.

I don’t know about you, but I think that these cows look like some of the happiest cows I have ever seen.  How could you not be happy when you live in such beautiful sun-drenched scenery?  This reminds me of a mildly related, brief poem by a dear friend of mine:

I wish I were a glowworm

For they are never glum.

How can you be unhappy

When the sun shines out your bum?

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bliss…

I found it!  I really did!  The hills from the famed Windows XP “Bliss” background!!!  As we were driving up the Pacific Coast towards Santa Rosa on Highway 1, I decided to snap some photos from the car.  As the highway curved inland a bit, I remember saying how it looked like we were driving through a Windows XP desktop!  Well, when I looked at my photos later on, this one in particular looked a lot like the “Bliss” wallpaper.  Upon taking my query to trusty Google, I was directed to the all-knowing Wikipedia…which informed me that I had, in fact, been in general vicinity of where the photograph for XP’s “Bliss” was taken!!  Score one for awesome chance photography!!!!!!

Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12, and edited in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to remove one stray cow in the photo that looked more like a spot of schmutz on the computer screen than an actual cow.

Stay tuned for more photos from my time in California!


new look for a new year…

Here’s my new look for 2011!  Hope you like it as much as I do!  And check out my new page of photography quotes, which will slowly grow as the year wears on.

P.S.  Shout-out to the boyfriend for snapping the photo that was cropped into the header of the page.  Great shot, Jay!  And yes, that is me wearing my camera bag in the photo.  And that cliff was very high up.  And there was no “guardrail”…we hiked outside of the guardrail to climb onto the ledge.  Smart?  Probably not.  Exhilarating?  Definitely.  Windy?  Like all get-out.

Taken at Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia!  What a wonderful day of extreme hiking and waterfall hunting!  More photos to follow!

Uncropped version, to give Jay credit for great composition: