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view of a valley by kayaksailor view of a valley by kayaksailor
the start of the golden hour of sunset's sunlight illuminates the valley below my home... :love:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional
sweet
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Clu-art Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a beautyful place to live.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
thanks! we're enjoying it :D
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:iconclu-art:
Clu-art Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would too ;) It's very beautyful.
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Kenny-Gulley Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
nice picnic spot
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
LOL, if you don't mind sharing with the local bulls :giggle:
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Kenny-Gulley Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
ooooh nevermind
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I really would like to be able to hike down there...but I don't want to piss off either the rancher OR the beasties!!
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Violet-Kleinert Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011   Photographer
Heavenly!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
:iconlovenodplz:
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eaross Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Great shot and time of day! :clap:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
thanks! not quite sunset, but the hill's shadow is creeping across the valley :love:
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   Writer
This looks a lot like the view of where I lived 13 years in Pleasant Hill on a basically dead end street (has since been expanded) at the base of rolling natural park. If we walked to the end of the street and turned right and walked to the end of that very short cul-de-sac, and then up a short rocky road, it took us to the tip top, and it looked much like this, except the middle was flatter, but all around the edges (the winding hills and types of trees) were the same. I see a lot exactly like this where I now live, depending which direction I drive, and how many miles (not too far).
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
In southern California we lived in an area that was similar to this - the Ojai Valley inland from Ventura, south of Santa Barbara - that was also a rolling hills with the oaks, but here in the Sierra foothills the slopes are steeper which is challenging for my husband when it comes time to do the fire weed clearance LOL! This is the view from our driveway, which is basically the same as from the rear deck :love:
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I sooo sooo sooo sooo sooo still envy you and this view! :D Gorgeous!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
:iconlovenodplz: I'm still lovin' it!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful view
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
:D
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Ozone12345 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
...and what a lovely valley it is :-)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
it is - we are very lucky to have it as our view :love:
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1001G Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
do you ever walk down there ruth? that last hill looks fun to sled on or roll down on
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
sadly, no...I'd love to hike but our property ends about halfway down and most of this shot is the cattle ranch where they keep the bulls.
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:icon1001g:
1001G Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
oh then I dont want to go rolling down that hill after all
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
LOL, nope...plus you might find a rattlesnake or two :giggle:
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:icon1001g:
1001G Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
ok that does it for me.....you will never see me rolling down that hill. Yhere is a place up in the mountains I want to go hiking but its called rattlesnake gulch for a reason........still want to go tho
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
LOL, there's a Rattlesnake Canyon in Santa Barbara too, where I hiked a lot as a teenager - never did see one :giggle:

We call this little hill "cow hill" - I know we'd be able to avoid riling the bulls but better be safe and stay out - dang it....
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:icon1001g:
1001G Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
:nod: I think I would to. See any cattle on it?
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
depends on the time of year as to how many are in that section, but there are always some...it is used more during the winter when they've moved a lot of their cattle down from up in the mountains...
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing location. Wonderful done!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
thank you so much! I am lucky to be able to see this whenever I look out the back side of my home :love:
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh.. Lucky one. Must be wonderful to sit there with a cup of coffee in the morning or evening and enjoy the view. Do you have some place there for me? *just kidding* Anyway it's a lovely part of the USA you live in. Love to see more of this location.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
We realize how lucky we are :nod: And yes it is a wonderful place for the morning coffee and evening breeze! It is an amazingly diverse part of the state with pretty distinct seasons, but not a deep winter - I insisted on staying below the "snow belt" so we only get a couple dustings each winter...

You'll have to wait until our daughter is done with the 'grannie flat' after college, lol...

Here's a link to my gallery of "home shots" [link] all of these are from the house or on/from our property...
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's really a nice location you live in there. I live close to the coast of the north-sea and it also is a nice place to live. Summer isn't too hot but winter can be real cold. Thanks goodness I didn't have problems with the cold. I love it. Best is to do scuba diving under the ice. It's a fantastic view.

So when with the "grannie flat" ;-) *just kidding*

Have a nice time there and show more of your wonderful photographs.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Having lived my entire life in California where winter means only below freezing a few nights a year :laughing: so I know I'd have a whole lot of getting used to where you are! But I think that the houses where winter is deep are hopefully better insulated than mine!

Diving under the ice?! Wow! I've been certified for decades but never thought about doing that :wow: Do you have photos?
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I just upload one pic I took from below the ice. Not that good quality, because I only have analog camera for underwater-photography.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
thanks! very interest shot :D
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orinoor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Really beautiful, it's good to see the country you're in, looks like you have a wonderful California Oak ecosystem.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
:iconlovenodplz: it is indeed :D Having spent most of my life on the coast where all we had was the Coastal Live oak, it is really interesting to have 5 or 6 different kinds here in the foothills of the Sierras...some loose their leaves and some don't! Makes for a wonderfully changing view [link]
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orinoor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Yes, where we live we have both the deciduous and evergreen oaks, along with maples. Our place also has 4 Sequoia we planted, one of them is already over 20 feet tall.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
ohh, then you get more fall color than we do immediately around me...a bit further up the into the mountains they have more of the deciduous oak which are pretty along with wild dogwood, sycamore and such...cool about your Sequoia! I'd like to plant a grove but I think we're really too hot and dry during the summers...
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