Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day Trippin' With HOB and Betty

When Betty says, "HOB, take me away!" Smart HOB simply responds, "How far?"

This past weekend Betty had to get out of town, blow the pop stand, shed her domestic garb and don the togs of a freewheeling vagabond.

We made a little trip up to the Solvang area to do a little hiking and sightseeing.

We had a fine time traveling along, singing those classic hits of the 70's.
Suddenly, we saw fields like the one behind this broccoli field.
Can you see it in this picture?


We were smack dab in the middle of marigold country!

Betty's head snapped back and forth from the yellow fields to the orange fields.

We may have even traveled on some private property to get some of these shots.

Who could blame us, really?

It was a real thrill to see these fields!
Betty got her traveling ya-ya's AND photography ya-ya's out.
What could be better?

50 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Oooh thank you BB and HOB for maybe trespassing to bring us these wonderful and vivid and colourful pics! :-)

What beautiful marigolds!!! Wonderful!!

Take care
x

Mr. Stupid said...

These pictures are all so beautiful. I'm glad you trespassed. That way, we got to see these shots.
I was too busy looking at the Evil Broccoli in the first picture.
Smiles...

Madi and Mom said...

BB Oh my word...I've never seen that many beautiful marigolds as one time. I especially love the hills in the background. Gorgeous countryside we thank you for taking a chance at being on private property to get such lovely shots.
California Dreamin',
Madi and Mom

Linda said...

Beautiful photos..Can't take my eyes off of them. Great work.

Christina Lee said...

Gorgeous! Like fall!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

stunning pictures!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh wow! All those marigolds are gorgeous!

Sara said...

Wowza! Did the air smell all marigoldy?

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Those are stunning photos! And I love a guy that will take you wherever you want to go.

liz said...

Holy marigolds Batman!!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Wow, that looks beautiful! Isn't Solvang famous for some kind of Christmas shop or festival or something?

Baby Sister said...

Huh. Who would have thought. Marigold fields. They are beautiful! Thanks for risking limbs to let us see them! :D

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Those pictures are great! I've been to tulip fields like that, but never marigolds. So beautiful!

Hilary said...

Oh that looks beautiful. I'll bet they smelled amazing.

Sarah said...

Great shots! Been to Solvang a couple of times. Lovely town. Did you take pictures of those houses in town?

Parsley said...

Egads! Did you find heaven on earth?! Where's the field of parsley?

Tracy said...

What beautiful pictures! How's the whiplash?

ds said...

Love your blog! Thank you so much for the kind words you left at my place.

Tabor said...

Sometimes you have to break a few laws to get your ya-yas!!

Joe Cap said...

Stunning pictures. I wished sometimes that I still lived in California.
And Mr. Stupid, you are wrong, broccoli is not evil...

Noelle said...

Betty, what does one do with that many marigolds???

Writing Without Periods! said...

What beautiful photos of marigolds. And I love them. The first flower I grew in Texas that didn't die on me.
Mary

slommler said...

Oh my! What an enchanting vision to come upon. Gorgeous!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Lidian said...

Those photos are gorgeous!

Shan said...

Beautiful!

When I read you were headed toward Solvang, my first thought was, "But you're not *old enough* to enjoy Solvang! We stopped there on the way home from San Luis Obispo once... gah! Old person heaven here on earth!

Aging Mommy said...

Beautiful pictures. Your posts about your trips and hikes and adventures make me actually look forward to the time when my daughter leaves home, provided of course given how old I am that I can still walk unassisted let alone hike by then :-)

Jimmy said...

Great Pictures Betty, even the tractor matched you can't stage something like that :)

Looks like you had a blast.

Leanne said...

Really just heaven, Betty! I think I might have found myself running through the fields yelling, "Auntie Em! Auntie Em!!!" I mean, I know they aren't poppies, but they look just as pretty! (I think I must run through a field of flowers at some point in my life! I'll have to add that to some list somewhere of stuff to do before I, you know...)

DrSoosie said...

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!!! I am like you betty in that I like to make Tim take me on little adventures. I love your photos. Have you gone down to Laguna to the Sawdust festival? We went last weekend and it was so much fun. Just a little reprieve from the daily grind...it felt like a mini vacation...even if it was only for an afternoon!!

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Wow. I want to go on this trip, leave the reading behind and fall asleep.

Ann said...

WHOA!!! What a site. All that color, those are some mighty pretty fields.

blueviolet said...

What a blessing to find those fields of loveliness!

Daisy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! :-D Love it!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Flowers as far as the eye can see. How great is that!
jj

The Retired One said...

Simply gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing these with us!

Copyboy said...

Majestic comes to mind or amber waves of something. WOW!!!

Lourie said...

AHhh Solvang is so beautiful! I have only been there once. I really should go back. Love your pictures.

Bella said...

Oh, how fabulous!!! What a beautiful thing to discover. Great photos, too.

Marlene said...

Wow!!! Now why can't I discover something amazingly beautiful like that?!! All I get around here is corn, and more corn...and more corn.

Michelle Faith said...

Holy colors bat man, I have envy pains. Beautiful photos.
My parents live behind a major huge blueberry farm and I love to go walking on the farm and have nice snack next time I'll take some photos.

NENSA MOON said...

What a wonderful pictures!!
esp those such orange's carpet.. I love it!!
thanks for showing those beautiful pics.

nensa

Pat Tillett said...

Sometimes it just pays to be a scofflaw!
thanks for the tour...

Pat said...

Just beautiful! I especially like the orange tractor among the yellow flowers!

Green Monkey said...

did they paint the tractor to match the fields? really beautiful! so glad you got the shot without getting shot!

Mellisa Rock said...

absolutely beautiful!!

gayle said...

So pretty!! I know you were excited!

Melly said...

Love the pics!!! So colourful. :)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Awww, Love those pics! Very beautiful!
Especially #1 , #2! Great angle!!
Betty xx

Cupcake Murphy said...

Gorgeousness. Nothing like an unexpected road trip. I've come to think it is a requirement for a happy union---the longing to hit the road together.

Cynthia said...

Next time you come up to my neck of the woods, let me know! I'd love to meet you for coffee or an aebleskiver or something appropriately local. For future reference, my neck of the woods includes anyplace from Gaviota to the Santa Ynez Valley.