April 28, 2013

subtle beauty of Marin County, California


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photo by Donald Kinney

From 1910 until 1940, the Angel Island Immigration Station, often called
"The Ellis Island of the West", processed over one million Asian immigrants entering into the United States. Mental and physical standards were high, and many who made the long voyage were not permitted entry--leading to Angel Island's other and less official name; "The Island of Tears".



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Volunteer oats--how I like their spirit! And abundance--they're everywhere.



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A Star Thistle in a sea of pretty and purplish, but non-native, Winter Vetch.



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Oh, the tiny town of Bolinas is down there somewhere. Off to the left and 2000 feet lower is Stinson Beach, and just slightly to the right and more distant is the Point Reyes Peninsula. As the crow flies, San Francisco is ten or fifteen miles to the south.

The road, Ridgecrest Boulevard (Mount Tamalpais), is enjoyed by many on weekends--but during the week I usually have the whole 'scape to myself. And yes, I DO know what a lucky guy I am...


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1 comment:

Hilde said...

really beautiful! love those views!
hugs from Belgium to California! Hilde

 
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