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Oh my goodness what beautiful new pictures since I last looked in here!
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Hello everyone,

I’ve already chatted with a few of you on other threads. I live in the Central Valley of California (in the US). We’re very big on agriculture here. Our county is the largest producer of almonds in the world. We live in the countryside and are surrounded by almond orchards, which is especially pretty when they bloom in February.
We are also the hometown of George Lucas, creator of Star Wars! He also made a move called, American Graffiti, which was based on our town. We celebrate that movie every summer and have festivals and “classic car” shows.

Besides that, it gets extremely hot here in the summer, and we only get mild winters (usually). I added a few photos that I grabbed off the web. The one of the blooming almond trees is the view from our house. There isn’t a whole lot to do in our town, but we are within driving distance (1-2 hours) of a lot of cool things (the beach, the Sierra Nevada mountains, the San Francisco Bay Area).
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American Graffiti car parade every summer
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George Lucas was in one of our parades a few years back
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The view from our house
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I LOVE the almond trees!! I don't think I ever pictured what that looks like.

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It is very beautiful, where you come from, Kaybell!! I love almond trees :heart I had a little almond tree once, but either it died or I must have planted it and left it in the garden where I lived at the time. We don't have the best climate for almond trees anyway. The trees near your house must spread a heavenly scent during spring!

So cool that George Lucas comes from your town, Staw Wars is awesome!!
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These pictures look absolutely gorgeous!
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Great pics. And beautiful almond trees. I never had see how they look and now I see. Really beautiful. Love it! 😍❤️
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Lovely view with the trees x
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Everyone lives in such interesting places all over the world! This is so fun to browse your photos!

I live in New Hampshire, which is in the northeastern United States. Nothing too special to say about my town, but we have lots of nice parks, trails, and forests around us.
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Right now it's winter, so we have snow, ice, and cold. And skiing! (Tip your head for this photo...I can't figure out how to rotate it! :rofl ) (Rotated. Merry)

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In the summer, we like to drive to the coast, where there are beaches and beautiful towns and harbors on the Atlantic Ocean.
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Violet83 wrote: Sat Jan 20, 2024 4:23 pm Everyone lives in such interesting places all over the world! This is so fun to browse your photos!

I live in New Hampshire, which is in the northeastern United States. Nothing too special to say about my town, but we have lots of nice parks, trails, and forests around us.

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Right now it's winter, so we have snow, ice, and cold. And skiing! (Tip your head for this photo...I can't figure out how to rotate it! :rofl )

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In the summer, we like to drive to the coast, where there are beaches and beautiful towns and harbors on the Atlantic Ocean.

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I've been to New Hampshire. 🥰😍 It's a lovely place! And these photos are beautiful!!! You're right in the Indian Summer area, aren't you? ❤️
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I live in a tropical country so I've never experienced snow in my life. What I would give to make snow angels and make a snowman :snowing
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anywhereis wrote: Sat Jan 20, 2024 11:53 pm I live in a tropical country so I've never experienced snow in my life. What I would give to make snow angels and make a snowman :snowing

and -37? LOL. :snowing That's what my city in Canada had last week up until Sunday. I think that everyone should experience that at least once...

But we did have nice temperatures and a brown Christmas. A tropical Christmas makes no sense to me. It's wrong on a number of levels for me.

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TRavine wrote: Sat Jan 20, 2024 10:17 pm
Violet83 wrote: Sat Jan 20, 2024 4:23 pm Everyone lives in such interesting places all over the world! This is so fun to browse your photos!

I live in New Hampshire, which is in the northeastern United States. Nothing too special to say about my town, but we have lots of nice parks, trails, and forests around us.

2016-11-01 16.08.28.jpg

Right now it's winter, so we have snow, ice, and cold. And skiing! (Tip your head for this photo...I can't figure out how to rotate it! :rofl )

2023-01-22 14.14.21.jpg

In the summer, we like to drive to the coast, where there are beaches and beautiful towns and harbors on the Atlantic Ocean.

2015-08-08 10.00.13.jpg

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I've been to New Hampshire. 🥰😍 It's a lovely place! And these photos are beautiful!!! You're right in the Indian Summer area, aren't you? ❤️
I've not heard of the "Indian Summer area" before, but I'm guessing yes, that's right, if it means that we have brightly colored leaves in the fall! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to New Hampshire! :) Your photos of the forests of Austria are gorgeous too...I can see where you get your inspirations for the descriptions in your stories!
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anywhereis wrote: Sat Jan 20, 2024 11:53 pm I live in a tropical country so I've never experienced snow in my life. What I would give to make snow angels and make a snowman :snowing
Snow is pretty fun...for a little while! Then it's just cold and wet and you're ready for spring to come again. :)

I'd be pretty happy to experience a tropical country sometime in my life! :heart
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mimosa wrote: Sat Jan 20, 2024 11:58 pm
anywhereis wrote: Sat Jan 20, 2024 11:53 pm I live in a tropical country so I've never experienced snow in my life. What I would give to make snow angels and make a snowman :snowing

and -37? LOL. :snowing That's what my city in Canada had last week up until Sunday. I think that everyone should experience that at least once...

But we did have nice temperatures and a brown Christmas. A tropical Christmas makes no sense to me. It's wrong on a number of levels for me.

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Yikes! That's seriously cold!! We're having a really cold week right now but it's nothing compared to that temperature!

I agree that it's confusing for me to think about a tropical Christmas season. But I think I would enjoy the warmer weather! Maybe I can convince my family to take a December trip to Australia or New Zealand some year.... :)
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What beautiful pictures, Violet and Kaybell! The snowy trees! the almond trees! (view from your house?? how absolutely lovely.)
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Violet83 wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 12:13 am
Your photos of the forests of Austria are gorgeous too...I can see where you get your inspirations for the descriptions in your stories!
I basically grew up in forests and woods and I have to say, it did help with this particular story. ;)
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We have a little bit of snow in Upper Austria. Only about two or three inches really, but it still looks nice. I took these yesterday on a little walk.

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TRavine wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 9:52 am We have a little bit of snow in Upper Austria. Only about two or three inches really, but it still looks nice. I took these yesterday on a little walk.


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OMG, how beautiful, Tom. Wonderful scenes. 😍❤️ We have much more snow atm, but next week it will all be melting! 😟
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So this how it looks where I'm living at the moment! :snowing
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merry wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 9:31 am What beautiful pictures, Violet and Kaybell! The snowy trees! the almond trees! (view from your house?? how absolutely lovely.)
Thank you for rotating my photo, Merry! ❤️
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