Sunset in Patterson

Jul12c

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton 

We still miss Emma, and our hearts go out to the family who buries her today. We are sad and very tired. 

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Neighborhood sunset

June23

“How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.” ~ George MacDonald, Scottish author, poet and Christian minister (1824 – 1905), particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels 

Just another sunset outside my front door – wish I had a direct view of the western hills, but no, I see houses.  Sigh.  Next home, maybe.

Black hole sun

May31e

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat. ~ Ronald Reagan

This is a closeup of yesterday’s panorama. Enjoy.

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Beams of light

May30c
  

“Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.” ~ Mother Teresa 

More clouds and land.  I have photographed this location before, it’s on my ride home along Hwy 5 between Tracy and Patterson. Here’s a few slightly enhanced versions also, as well as the last which is bigger.

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My beautiful commute

Apr21

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.” ~  George Washington Carver

One thing that makes my commute home bearable is the scenery out here in the country. This is along Hwy 5 South near Westley.  Here’s some other versions of the same panorama above.

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The clouds, the sky, the sun

Apr20a

“To pay homage to beauty is to admire Nature; to admire Nature is to worship God” ~ Anonymous

I know that the sun is blown out in these pano’s, but it’s still  a really nice view.  Here’s some other versions.

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California’s aqueducts

Apr03

“What vast additions to the conveniences and comforts of living might mankind have acquired, if the money spent in wars had been employed in works of public utility; what an extension of agriculture even to the tops of our mountains; what rivers rendered navigable, or joined by canals; what bridges, aqueducts, new roads, and other public works, edifices, and improvements might not have been obtained by spending those millions in doing good, which in the last war have been spent in doing mischief.” ~  Benjamin Franklin

Can’t take enough panoramas. This is near my home on an afternoon coming home from work.

Stormy skies over the fields

Apr01c

“When March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb” ~ English Proverb

Well, I thought we were in the clear, but March’s ‘Lion’ stage is still here.  But the clouds make for nice panoramas.  Took this on my ride in near Westley, CA.