Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The long and winding road to Mom's house...

Hello, blog friends!

Do you take photos from a moving vehicle? :o) I do...
Complete with reflections and bugs on the windshield...
but the drive was so beautiful I couldn't resist.

These photos were taken last weekend on our
trip from Arizona to California to visit family.
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There were so many California poppies in full bloom along the freeways:
I love all the fields of crops in California's San Joaquin Valley. Funny that these sights were overlooked and taken for granted while I was growing up there! Now it's the thing I love to see when I go back for visits.
It's not unlike me to take a detour and get out of the car to take some pictures. The almond trees were in full bloom and calling my name. I'll have more photos to share of these beauties later this week.
LOTS of grapevines in this area - mostly grown for raisins here...
And the best sight of all, after 11 hours in the car?
My mom's living room!
Carrie and I had a great visit with our family!
Many thanks to each of you who have left sweet words
of love and encouragement for my mom during this
difficult time. She appreciates it, and so do I.

16 comments:

Rhona said...

Good to see you back safe and sound :). Enjoyed the photos of your journey, I always love to see different parts of countries and this gave me another peek. Glad you enjoyed your time with your family xx

scrappyjacky said...

I hadn't realised it was so far from Arizona to California....I think you could drive the whole length of Britain in less time than that!!
Glad you had a good visit with your mum....some wonderful sights you saw on the way....love the photos.

traci said...

gorgeous sights from the car. i love the blossoming trees. wow. so glad you had a great time.

Ruth said...

Great to see what you see ~ it looks beautiful. Love to your and your mum. x

Lizzie said...

I am glad you had a good trip, Deb and Carrie. The drive does look beautiful - such a long way! Those almond blossoms are really gorgeous - I'll look out for more photos.
Your mom's sitting room is so pretty and fresh-looking - I love that Danish blue, with yellow and white combination. Lovely!
I hope you had plenty of chance to chat and relax together. Are you home again now? Another all-day drive home? It's a looong way... (I remember a trip to Loch Ness, in Scotland with a friend. We took her big 4x4 and took turns driving. We left Bedforshire at 5am and arrived at about 4pm... so I do know what 11 hours of driving feels like!)

Amy said...

I have tried to take photos out of a moving car with varied degrees of success - you did well Deb!
We are used to long car trips here too, just a fact of life in a large country.

Glad you are home safe and sound, I am sure your Mum loved having you both there for the weekend :-)

Mom said...

Miss you more than words can say but loved our time together! We're looking forward to eating all the meals you and Carrie prepared for us--my freezer is well stocked!! The pictures are so beautiful and you even made my living room look good! Bless your sweet little heart! Love you! xo

Cheri said...

glad you and Carrie had a great trip - you got some wonderful photos, considering moving vehicle and bugs!

Karen said...

Glad you had a good trip and really so glad you are back safely. Love the photos.

Karen said...

I love taking photos from the car. You got some great ones. I've never seen the almond trees in bloom; how beautiful. I'm glad you had a good visit. I know your mom must have been so delighted to see you and Carrie. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What nice photos - it does look like home to me!
Rinda

Sian said...

I'm so pleased that your trip was a good one. I'm continuing to think about you all x

humel said...

Beautiful photos, Deb - and I'm so pleased to hear you had a good trip :-) Having just heard today that I'm probably going to be able to visit California later this year, I was particularly interested to see those blue skies and beautiful views!

I have taken a few photos from moving vehicles, but as I'm usually the driver, I don't tend to get the opportunity....

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I always snap out the window on a road trip! Glad the trip went well, and keeping you all in our prayers!

cate said...

I woke up this morning thinking I should google "distance from arizona to california", but google tells me it depends on where you're starting and finishing... but 11 hours in the car is about how long it takes me to get to my mum's, so I can only guess that the distance is about the same

You took some great photos, I'm glad to hear your mum is on the mend, and you and Carrie had a safe trip.

Stephanie Medley-Rath said...

Yes, I do take photos from my moving car! Found you through BFS.

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