If you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll know one of my favorite places to be is up in Sierra Valley, California. It was a beautiful Saturday (3 March 2012) so we packed the cribbage board and horseshoes and off we went to Portola, Loyalton, Sierraville, Vinton, and Chilcoot.
Here are a few of the barns out in the valley ~ and one house ~ all photographs were taken on March 3rd. I ran them through my Pixlr-o-matic photo editing app (mainly “old”, “metal”, “sand” and “scrap”).
These were all taken in Sierra Valley on Memorial Day, 30 May 2010…Chilcoot, Loyalton, Sierraville area. The valley is beauitful (it’s always beautiful) right now, nice and green.
The Meadowlarks were singing up a storm…as were the Red-Winged Blackbirds. Lots to yellow and purple wildflowers. Happy cows. Happy ME! Especially when we stopped by the Frosty Freeze (not sure if that’s the real name), across from Wiggins and had a 1/2 & 1/2 ice cream cone. 🙂
I’m not sure who owns my favorite barn in Sierra Valley, just west of Loyalton before you get to Sierraville….but I love her. We were up there taking a drive and hiking around on Sunday ~ here are the latest pictures.
Here is the view of the valley that she gazes upon ~ looking NW.
Here she is last year filled to the rim with hay ~ sun setting on her giving off a very nice warm glow. Can you see the hawk sitting on top of her? Here is the painting that Sue of Perpetualplum painted of the picture below ~