On my way up towards the Redwoods, I was able to stop in at some friends’ farm in the hills above Garberville. The following morning, my friend Mark gave me a tour of the land by jeep. It was a classic northern California morning, chilly fog clearing in the late morning. We even got a visit from a couple of the llamas on property. It was a memorable morning, and I was thankful for that northern Californian hospitality!
As I am used to sight seeing, I am aware that these pictures are dull compared to when you see them personally! and WOW.
Incredible shots, Russ! Not only the nature but also those people, I can feel their genuine happiness.
Thanks, they’re some really fine people…
so so so awesome pictures, I’ve been in love with California forever and now I´m even more!
Naturally, it’s one of the most amazing states…
Your images are breathtaking! I love the llama image and I’m greatly surprised you can find it in California (pardon my ignorance). God Rays image is amazing too.
Appreciate your kind words, and I was just as surprised. It’s fun that my friends have them!
Heading up to Humboldt? I was wondering if your friends are llama ranchers or are they pets? Llamas are not uncommon at all. Even in the San Jose Bay area in some of the unincorporated areas of Cupertino, people had llamas as pets.
Well, they have a ranch, but I don’t think they’re llama ranchers. I did go through Humboldt afterwards, I really like Northern California!
I spent fifty years in California, most in the Bay Area but the last two in Chico. I loved everything except the cost of living…too much hand to mouth living. Chico was a bit better as the cost of living was half of the Bay area but the wages were comparable.
That California economy, it’s really something…
At least four are gallery worthy: Photographic works of art!
Well I sure appreciate that!
Amazing pictures! Love them!
Thanks so much!
Gorgeous images. I grew up around there and I fondly remember the way those foggy mornings would give way to the sun. I love the way you captured the essence of the place.
Thanks, that’s a real compliment, I appreciate it!
Your images are so beautiful!
Hey, many thanks!!
Those clouds…..wow. Outstanding pics. I was born in California, but I haven’t been back in decades. #inspired, I know where my next vacation should take me. Cheers!
It’s certainly a great state, and that northern part is just outstanding…