The Sky and the Earth

 

DSC_5114

Enjoy looking at nature?

Maybe it enjoys looking back.

DSC_5119

Taken on the long driveway up to our neighborhood from the road.  This horse is one of three corralled here, and she was upset that the other two were out for a ride.  The people who live here train horses and I’ve never heard or seen them be rough with their charges.  Thank goodness.

DSC_5112

Um…because a puddle. On Smith Avenue, which is pretty much the main street in Acton. I suppose some day those big old trees will be gone and the meadow they stand in will be filled with something, but for now, this is how it is. (There’s a little post office, bank, real estate office, market and restaurant to the left, all lined with a wooden sidewalk.)

DSC_5094

The view from the fire road behind the house first thing in the morning.

DSC_5099

All our new roofs!  Yep, we’re in a great manufactured home community where most people own the lots as well as the houses and there is a lot of pride of ownership.  We chose this home for the great neighborhood and the privilege of living with great hiking and mountains around us.  Thirteen years and still happy with the decision.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “The Sky and the Earth

  1. kitty says:

    What a lovely place to live! You and nature, both looking. 🙂

  2. deb says:

    Silly question but what is the purpose of a fire road? Are they behind every street like we have alleys? Are they to get into an area to fight a fire or for people to get out and away from a fire?

  3. Sundry says:

    Hi, Deb,
    Fire roads are to give firefighters access in undeveloped or less developed areas. There are also fire roads along the crests of most of the ridges in unincorporated L.A. County so they can get up there and try to keep a fire that’s moving uphill from going down the other side. Firefighters use them to get to remote areas. Also, they can provide a firebreak.

  4. seabluelee says:

    So good to see puddles! And that shot of “downtown” Acton. Love it!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s