November 24, 2013

a tranquil kind of place


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photo by Donald Kinney

Nothing quite as tranquil here in Marin than Lagunitas Creek--pronounced
"La - goo - ni' - tas" in Spanish, meaning "little lagoons", so I've been told.



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photo by Donald Kinney

I am enjoying a new book, "A Good Life" - Dairy farming in the Olema Valley: A history of the dairy and beef ranches of the Olema Valley and Lagunitas Canyon, Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California. [whew! now there is a title]

I am learning all about the ranching activity of our area called "west Marin". Soon I will be able to recite facts and figures about every farm and ranch going back to the mid-1800's. Names in the Bolinas and Olema cemeteries are beginning to come alive.


 


4 comments:

Zoomie said...

I had a super day out photographing at Pierce Ranch, 'way out on the tip of Point Reyes. Learned just a bit about its history while I was there, as well as taking pictures. Lovely spot with amazing photo opportunities.

AphotoAday said...

Hi ZOOMIE -- Yep, the Pierce Ranch is one of my very favorite places, bar none.

Patricia Wilson said...

Mr. Kinney, glad you are enjoying that Dewey Livingston book! My reaction was similar. Many happy days of rambling over Marin became enlivened by the drawings, maps, tales and photos of yesteryear. Your wonderful photos may well become similar references for future lovers of Marin.

Patricia Wilson said...

Mr. Kinney, glad you are enjoying that Dewey Livingston book! My reaction was similar. Many happy days of rambling over Marin became enlivened by the drawings, maps, tales and photos of yesteryear. Your wonderful photos may well become similar references for future lovers of Marin.

 
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