photoblog365 - Skyscraper

by Bob Rosenberg June. 15, 2019 115 views

I grew up in Chicago, located near the middle of the US. That area is nicknamed "The Great Plains" because the land is quite flat for a couple hundred miles in all directions. So the first time I came to California, I absolutely fell in love with the beautiful hills that border two sides of the San Francisco Peninsula's Santa Clara Valley, aka "Silicon Valley". When I was about to be discharged from the Army in '72, I knew that I'd never leave Chicago if I went back, so I had the Army ship all my stuff to California. Now, nearly 50 years later, I still stare at these hills around my home every day and just love them. They're my skyscrapers!

One of the small hills that border our horse's home.

We taking our boys up there today to start getting them back in condition for this summers' hard rides.

From atop the hill, this photo includes only about 1/3 of the ranch my horses live in.

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Camellia 3 months ago

Very nice take on today's theme. Beautiful "country" #3 is my favorite

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Camellia 3 months ago

Thanks.  That's the wonderful thing that my horse gives me.  We go up atop the beautiful hills all around this area and get views like this all the time.

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Sherry Hill 3 months ago

skyscraper, i thought you'd go with a big ol' Sequoia.. :) 
but not disappointed, i love horses more..

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Sherry Hill 3 months ago

Yeah, our giant redwoods sure are skyscrapers, but they do take 2nd place to my love of the hills making up our valley.  And, if you ever get out here to California, I'd be very happy to put you on one of my horses.  smile

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Sherry Hill Replied to Bob Rosenberg 3 months ago

ohhhh boy! grinning i was born with my love of horses.. thinking of this now, i may write a post about it.. just to scrounge up a horse photo.. smile..

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Sherry Hill 3 months ago

You did some great scrounging.  I love that post.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Sherry Hill 3 months ago

That‘s what I thought too!! How funny

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Jay Boggess 3 months ago

Lucky horses; lucky You!

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months ago

Thanks Jay.   I often tell people that my horse takes me places every week that most folks only see once or twice per year.  They're amazing animals.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Bob Rosenberg 3 months ago

What a blessing for You & your trusty Equine Family.....

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