FIRST IMPRESSIONS … of El Dorado Hills

A few days before Valentine’s Day  I saw this image in my mind of A Book of Love – it’s not finished yet (17 3.4 x 12 inch) , but I thought to wish you much love in your life!
(drawn from scratch  otherwise it would be cheating, lol. Then watercolor, over that – soft pastel

 

Sacramento does not have much of the “umph”
of a State capital. Especially not for a state like California. Los Angeles and San Francisco have gone far beyond in stature and important looks.

 

 

 

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What was later built on to Sacramento, such as Folsom, or El Dorado Hills shows it more. The houses and the stores say it. The people’s cars, clothes, and attitudes do too  – the latter is not always my favorite part.

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They must like parasols …
Reflections and fences

 

 

 

 

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Found in the book store  (below) and begged me to take home with me

 

 

 

 

 

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An awesome bookstore. Not only a marvelous  selection, but the way they display  is  pleasing to the eye!

 

 

 

 

 

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When we visited here it was such nice weather! While I’m working on this post (Friday night) , the power went off three times.  After I gathered all the news,
–  there’s a big storm from San Francisco to Sacramento and even
1  1/2 hrs. East –  to where we live and North.

Many power outages and people without electricity.
A large fire in Fresno as well as some homes already been lost..
On Sunday our jaw dropped when we saw flooding everywhere
Water in little streams finding its way down and  overnight      have become rivers

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 Enjoy life to the fullest
Embrace the good as well as the bad
We have only one life to live.

 

 

Whim.Doors & Windows  *
* Nature Notes  * Wordless  *  Blick Dienstag (down)  * Our World  *
ABC– E  *  Water World  Outdoor Wed.*  Signs  * Wordless  *
Little Things  Good Fences  Up Down view  * Alphabe – M  *
Sky Watch  * Floral Friday Foto  *  Weekend Reflection  * Fri. Photo Journal  *  Blooming Friday   *  Orange TGIF  Todays Flowers Pink Saturday  *   Malivks Rosen  *

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52 thoughts on “FIRST IMPRESSIONS … of El Dorado Hills

  1. That bracelet is adorable! And to find it in a book shop? How odd! But I do like the look of the book shop, too, so maybe it’s not surprising that they sell beautiful jewellery?

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  2. Wonderful photos, loved my tour round your area. Loved the jewelry and I loved the pretty flowers. Thank you very much for sharing with Today’s Flowers, and I wish you a very happy week

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  3. It may not have “umph,” but it has a lot of class and charm! Thanks so much for the tour 🙂 And I hope that your electricity behaves nicely from here on in!

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  4. I love paper! Books, note books, newspaper etc. The smell, touch…Exploring in a book/paper shop for me is the same as smell of chocolate for others! 🙂

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  5. Well I agree with your description of sacramento – very toned down compared to the other cities and well, the 3 or 4 times we were there- just did not feel like a capital – especially for the grand state of CA! so I agree….
    and Jesh – I really loved this too:

    Enjoy life to the fullest
    Embrace the good as well as the bad
    We have only one to live.

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  6. Shame about the flooding. I think State Capitals are often chosen for location not for being the biggest city. That is certainly true in three of the states where we’ve lived: Oregon, Washington, and Florida. Salem, Olympia and Tallahasee are definitely not the biggest best known cities in those states.

    And in Alaska the capital isn’t even accessible by road (One person up there told us “we like to keep the politicians separate from the rest of us.”) Seriously, you have to fly or take the ferry to get to Juneau.

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  7. It is always fun to explore and discover the little things in a community that make it special – as for your little beggars from the bookstore, it would be hard to say no. Very cute.

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  8. I live int he suburbs of Denver. We have a beautiful capital building but the upkeep always falls on the taxpayer and I think the people need to have more say in the matters of the upkeep and such. I always loved to recite the state capitals when I was a kid! I was really good at it!

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  9. I love a good bookstore! I didn’t hear anything about your storms or the weather. Those new channels are too busy telling us what movie stars are up to. Like I care.

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  10. I love discovering a new book store, though most of my reading is done on my Kindle, you can’t beat the atmosphere of a store filled with shelves of books.

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  11. It looks a classy. manageable city. The weather does seem extra crazy this winter. I’m in LA tonight and I can’t believe how hot it is! I hope the storms don’t cause you too much trouble.
    And thanks for linking into the Up Down challenge. I could certainly while away a few hours on that bookshop.

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    1. Don’t know where in L.A. you are, but if it’s too hot, go to one of the beach cities – Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel. Corona del Marl or Newport Beach – it’s mostly 10 degr. cooler there, or even better, Balboa Island (it’s connected to the mainland). Hope you have a car – otherwise it’s hard to get around:(

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      1. No car 😦 Didn’t seem worth it for such a brief visit. Off to Vegas tomorrow for a conference.
        I’ve never been here without a car before so it’s interesting using the public transport! Actually, the metro has worked pretty well for me so far and I’m trying out the bus today 🙂
        I’m staying in downtown and have been walking a lot – lots of photos of old signs and run down buildings to come soon 🙂

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  12. Beautiful header painting!
    I love the light in your pictures, something not to be taken for granted during our winters.
    I hope weather’s changed for the better and you how power and everyone’s safe!
    Cheers,
    Merisi

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