Bridge 2

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After composing yesterday’s entry to the weekly photo challenge, and talking to a couple friends about it, I decided to look through my Bridge Gallery. While looking through my gallery I decided that I wanted to share three of my favorite bridges in Northern California with you. Above is the famous Golden Gate Bridge.

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The black and white photo with the little girl in the front, is Sundial Bridge (Redding,) seen from the side, under the bridge. This is a very cool 217ft, cantilever suspension bridge, across the Sacramento River. The sundial actually works!

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This is on top of Sundial bridge. I love the green-blue color of the glass, and the smooth contours of the bridge.

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This is simply a highway bridge in Napa. I used to do a to of meditating under this bridge, when my daughter was an infant, and I rented a house in the area. I do go back here every once in a while. It has become one of my Zen Zones.

I hope you enjoyed this sample of bridges from my part of California. Have a wonderful day!

 

Love,

Ms Zen

Bridge

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My mom used to drag me around to look at amazing bridges, all over southern Europe when I was a little girl. To begin with I didn’t like it so much (it was usually hot and you had to walk long distances,) but after a while I caught the bug as well.

The theme of this week’s photo challenge at The Daily Post is Bridge. Today’s post is actually not from northern California, but from our neighboring state Nevada. The photo above is the bridge at Hoover Dam. The day I walked out on this bridge it was very windy. Most people stayed at the beginning at the bridge, snapped a few quick photos of Hoover Dam, and quickly walked back. Not me. I spend more than an hour on the windy bridge, admiring Hoover Dam from every possible angle. I completely lost track of time.

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This is the view of Hoover Dam that I admired. It is a spectacular place. I haven’t had time to indulge in the other entries of the photo challenge yet, but I am planning on doing it tonight. It’s very possible that I post another entry to this challenge, since bridges  is something that fascinates me. A bridge is in many ways a gateway to my imagination. Do you feel the same way? If you’re participating in the photo challenge, feel free to post a link to your entry in a comment.

 

Love,

Ms Zen

Transitions, Change, And The Passing Of Time

For this week’s photo challenge, share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time.

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This morning when I went out to water my garden, I discovered the very first flower, on one of our watermelon plants. It’s a little special this year. I’ve grown watermelons successfully many times, but never in a container. Previous years I’ve leased acreage for gardening, and we’ve had more watermelons than we could eat ourselves.  My daughter really wanted watermelons this year as well, but we didn’t have a place to plant them in the ground. Growing them in containers is somewhat an experiment. The rest of my garden (tomatoes, squash, basil, oregano, cilantro, peach, fig, pomegranate, and cherry) is thriving in containers. We’ll see if we get any actual melons, but the flowers sure are beautiful.

The photo could be seen as a transition, and change in several ways; The change from gardening on acreage, to container gardening in a small space. The change in the growing watermelon plant, as the first flower appears. Of course in my head I have a bigger change, and transition in mind. Saving money by not leasing acreage for gardening, is taking me closer to my goal of having a homestead of my own, where I can grow the majority of our food myself. A place where I can firmly plant my trees in the ground, and build something that will last.

Looking forward to see the other entries in this week’s challenge! Have an awesome weekend!!

 

Love,

Ms Zen