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Our Mountain View


Yesterday morning I discovered the mountain view from the side yard. Well, okay, I've probably seen the view a hundred thousand times before, but yesterday, I finally took note that by golly I can see the mountain between the houses across the street.

That's the Santa Ana Mountain, part of the southern end of the Diablo Range that runs from the Carquinez Strait, just northeast of the San Francisco Bay, to a bunch of miles south of the Pinnacles National Park, which is about 30 or so miles from us. The park, that is.

We have a fuller view of the mountains over the rooftops from upstairs, but I like this view better. For some unknown reason, having a peek of the mountain, which I've seen since a child, is rather assuring.

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  1. I wished I had such a mountain behind my house instead the neighbors, lol !

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  2. A lovely glimpse of your mountain, Susie. I know how you feel about it being your mountain. I grew up with one I considered my own. I could see glimpses of it when I was very young, and could climb it with my brother and our friends. Imagine how I felt when my father bought six acres on the back of 'our' mountain, so we built a house and moved up there, making it very much our own. I was pretty much the same shape as the mountain in your photo, but not as green, because it was in dry central British Columbia where orchardists had to use irrigation.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel
    PS: I've always loved the San Francisco Bay area.

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    1. We had a couple weeks of rain so the mountain finally turned green. Not our normal green though, but at least it got to be green this season. So that's good, I think. Every so often the Husband and I drive the road next to the mountain. If millions of dollars ever dropped into my lap, I wouldn't hesitate to buy land up there and plant a forest.

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  3. A very nice view!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. We are fortunate. The Husband didn't know the mountain was visible from the side of the house until he saw this photo. lol

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  4. Pretty shot. Mountains give you a wonderful sense of direction. I feel disoriented when I spend time in flat areas without mountains!!

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    1. Thanks! I know what you mean completely. Being in a forest can do it to me, too.

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  5. I love our mountains too ... if I spend too much time in 'flatland' I can feel my heart getting squished by the weight of all that flatness. :)

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    1. Bleak is what the Husband calls being on flat land, even if there's a view of mountains and ocean in the way distance. I think there's no cover from predators.

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  6. Oh, I can relate to the folks who need to be around mountains.

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    1. When I moved back 15 years ago, with the Husband, I didn't realize how much I missed the mountains and the open blue sky, even though I lived within a short drive (if the freeway wasn't crowded)from the northern end of this range.

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  7. It is fascinating how your eyes can see something a thousand times and yet not really SEE it. I wonder what made it get your attention this time ...

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    1. It was the contrast of the shadow against the stained fence first, next seeing the various angles of the buildings, and then Hey! the Mountain between the houses. :-)

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  8. A mountain view feels like a promise to me: one day I might walk up that mountain ...
    I feel grateful for the Skywatch website, bringing together people with the same passion for sky views. :-)

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    1. "a promise" I like that, Paula. I've always wanted to walk up this mountain. Another goal that has me thinking I ought to get knee surgery sooner rather than later.

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  9. It's great to have a couple of places to view your mountain!!! It took me quite a while to get used to not seeing mountains (or at least hills) every day. I don't think about it now until we go home from Florida and then the first ones I see (in Colorado if we drive) I think "oh I missed these so much".

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    1. Ooooh, the Rockies. They are grand! I was going to say I can't imagine living where there's not a hill in sight even if the hillside is full of houses, but then I remember visiting Cleveland. The part where we stayed had lots of trees which was great.

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  10. I'd love to have such a view from my home.

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    1. One day, you might. You never know. :-)

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