Tuesday, June 3, 2014

In The Green

Last weekend, we took a drive to Foresthill.  It's such a peaceful place, and we had a picnic lunch overlooking the view of the Sierra Nevada mountains.



The tall cedar trees smell so good.


Do you know what this is?  I thought it was so pretty, and it looks like some kind of wheat?


The dandelions and butterflies graced the forest.



This sign caught my eye.


Leaving Foresthill, we crossed the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge, and it is the highest bridge in California, and the fourth highest in the United States.



I always love my visits here.


~Sheri

36 comments:

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Beautiful pictures! I'd love to visit this place some day. Signs fascinate me too, I take pictures of them very often.

Enjoy your day Sheri! :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow these are some amazing views Sheri. Look at those awesome conifers!! And that bridge looks a mile high :)

Susie said...

Sheri, What beautiful views. I love to take trips like that. Just go and enjoy and then return home. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Saesa Canta said...

Che posto magnifico...che foto meravigliose....complimenti
Buon inizio settimana e grazie sempre per i tuoi commenti dolcissimi
Un abbraccio cara

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Stunning, beautiful.....I want to be there!! Suzy xx

Teresa said...

I love picnics and there are some terrific places not far from our home and close to the beach, but still country like, but last year my kids social life turned them into Kardashians ahahahah.

We have that wheat like grass by the road here too. I find this signs so amazing. Imagine the little seeds traveling all the way above the Ocean until reaching your neck of the woods - the other day Washington Post had a graphic that showed that when I'm by the beach, if I swam in a line across the Ocean I'd cross North or South Carolina (depending where I'd stand) and then into Japan. Fascinating isn't it? I think so. Small World if you connect the dots.

But I digress... love your pictures Sheri. They show the serenity and whimsy with which you made the trip. And the smile.

You're an inspiration!

Teresa

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh how beautiful! The BRIDGE, that's another story. I'm scared to death of a bridge.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a gorgeous place! And the plant looks like some sort of oats to me, but I don't know. Pretty, whatever it is. I'm not too fond of bridges either, but they do come in handy. :-)

Barbara said...

What a lovely place, so sad it's too far to visit. Such beautiful captures of Nature and I don't know the name but I know it's a wheat.

Love,
B.

TARYTERRE said...

That looks like the most idyllic place for a picnic lunch. The bridge is beautiful too but it would frighten me to cross it.

Anne said...

Gorgeous scenery and photos! Hope you have a good week:)
~Anne

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Sheri
oh a peaceful pretty place to be(:)
glad you are doing so well
hugs,patty

Nely said...

Ohh my dear Sheri,this pictures are so gorgeus,beautiful place..I love briges so much!
Many hugs
Nely

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon sweet friend! On the road? How I wish to take a little trip up to Carmel, and we were going to go, but other commitments have taken our priority this summer. I can almost smell the pines here my friend! XOXOX

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The mountains are beautiful and that bridge? OH MY! It is incredible and very scary! I showed your post to my hubby! I've never seen a bridge like that! WOW! Thanks for sharing your trip! Hugs, Diane

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

These are beautiful mountains; the scenery is amazing. I love day trips like these more than disneyland! Have a lovely evening.

NanaDiana said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous place to visit...and that is QUITE a bridge! I can almost smell the cedars in the air there.

That looks like summer wheat to me, Sheri. xo Diana

Sola Scriptura said...

What spectacular views! Thank you for sharing this beautiful spot with us.

Antee Gurung said...

amazing pictures and u have such a beautiful way of viewing your surroundings!!! just loved going through it

have a lovely week dear!!
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Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

How magnificent is that bridge. I would be scared to walk or drive on it. Just the thought of how high it is makes me shiver.
But the winner is its surrounding, so peaceful, so serene so magical. Takes my breath away.
Thank you for sharing your wonders of wonder dear friend. Hope you are having a good week.
hugs.
Aida

Bety said...

Wonderful pictures of a fairy forest!

Barbara Bermond said...

These pictures are amazing!!!

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CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Sheri, what a wonderful little side trip. The trees are gorgeous and that bridge is amazing. Love the street signs. Sounds like you had a perfect day.

Happy Wednesday sweet friend.
Hugs!
XO

It's me said...

Wowwwwww what a view !!!..lovely week love Ria...x !

Susan said...

Oooooo, Sheri. I think I'd be scared on that bridge! Lovely photos. Lovely trip. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ Hello, my dear friend! Wow, wow, wow; what a beautiful place and lovely photos! Hugs, Riitta♥

Antee Gurung said...

hey sherri!!! just wanted to say how awesome you are and your comment just made my day!!!

have a lovely week darling

xoxo

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

How beautiful to get away to such a gorgeous place for a picnic lunch… looks like the weather was great. Your photos are so pretty Sheri. I love that area, can almost smell it from here…
Wishing you a good upcoming weekend…
XOXO Mary

Imogen said...

Beautiful. I always appreciate your posts and it makes me smile to come to your blog. Loving the new changes on your blog too.

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

What wonderful photos of the Sierra Nevada..
The bridge is so so high.
Great to be out in the country, with the smell of pines.
I think the photo is barley..but not too sure.
happy Thursday Sheri.
xxx val

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Sheri,
I grew up in Idaho and family picnics were basically a tradition in our sweet little family. We would always load up in the pickup and head to the mountains. These lovely photos brought back precious memories and truly I can smell the pines!
Love
Jemma

Mary Timmers said...

Sheri, You live in such a beautiful and diverse part of the country, Thanks for sharing it's beauty with the rest of us!

Love,
Mary

forgetmenot said...

Sheri, It looks like you had a wonderful time--such beautiful scenery. Isn't it lovely to spend the day outside surrounded by beauty! Enjoy your weekend, my friend. Mickie :)

Rebeca Mello said...

I just loved the pics and the view! Kisses!
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pinks said...

Wow looks like a gorgeous trip!! and great photos! :) I love woodland like that - something so special and peaceful about them- you can just forget the world at home and rest your mind!

Rose L said...

You wanna see tall magnificent trees? Come to the Pacific NW. I love living in Oregon because of its amazing beauty! I have taken many photos of the various gardens and of nature up here (you can see on my old blog posts). God kissed the earth here!