November 19, 2011

far, far removed -- the outer limits of Marin County


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photo by Donald Kinney

Plan "A" was a short trip out to the lake at Nicasio to photograph the morning fog, but when I arrived there was more fog than lake and the chances of getting any photos seemed slim.



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Plan "B" was to head over the hill to Hicks Valley and Cheleno Valley--rural parts of Marin County so far removed from civilization that only a rancher or some farm animal would be able to call home.



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A tiny creek, the San Antonio, is the dividing line between Marin County and it's neighbor, Sonoma County. Dividing the territory up; the lower part of this photo is in Marin County and the upper part of this photo is Sonoma County, with the city of Petaluma just beyond.



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Along the way I stopped to chat with some cattle. Fine animals, peaceful and "outstanding in their field"...

Starting back in the 1960's, the local milk producer, Clover-Storneta Farms, introduced a new advertising campaign featuring their mascot, "Clo the Cow". Lee Levenger started an ad campaign that continues to this day, using a simple but clever (clover) play-on-words to get the message out.




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4 comments:

Hooly said...

The one with two counties... is an eery WOW!

Abe Lincoln said...

Wow. Love the photos and the processing.

photowannabe said...

Hubby and I are always joking about the cows Outstanding in their field...corny but I guess that's who we really are.
Love, love, love that third photo with the "fog" lake. Amazing treatment.

AphotoAday said...

Hi HOOLY -- Yep, everybody seems to like that view. It's from on top of a high hill on the Petaluma to Marshall Road. Always a nice view.

And good to hear from you, ABE LINCOLN. I remember you from what seems YEARS ago now... (((Hey, everybody, ABE is a direct relation to the original Abe Lincoln! Believe it or not!

And as always, PHOTOWANNABE SUE, and yes we are corny, now aren't we?

 
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