January 24, 2014

while waiting for my laundry to dry

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photo by Donald Kinney

Welcome to a hill, Loma Alta, just west of Fairfax, California. These are my digs.
I could probably live under that tree without blanket or mattress and not complain.
A fine view of my beloved Mount Tamalpais. Beautiful starry nights.
The strength of the oak would probably be enough to keep me going.

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photo by Donald Kinney

40 years ago I was between jobs and a buddy who managed Circle-V Stables talked me into a 4 month job cleaning stalls and feeding horses. One perk of working this job was being able to ride the horses and one day I thought I would give it a try. The memory is like it was yesterday--of hoofing it to this scenic spot with "Old Charcoal", a kind and gentle horse. I had no experience at riding a horse whatsoever, but we managed.

Photographing Marin County - the exhibit and book   


Zoomie said...

Working around horses is very special, as is sleeping out under the stars.

Nancy Ewart said...

What lovely memories - not sure my old back is up to sleeping on the ground but I'd like to fantasize that I can.

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