Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Golden State

Those of you who don't live in California may think that California got its nickname "the golden state" from the Gold Rush. Others say that it is because of the Golden Gate Bridge. One lesser known reason is shown below.





Yes, this time of year as summer rolls around and the temperatures begin to climb into the 100s, the grass on the hills turn golden. Don't you dare call them brown. Golden. :) California is not made up of just a bunch of surfers. In fact, much of California looks like these pictures.

What would you take a picture of that represents your state?

12 comments:

  1. Oh, the pictures are beautiful!! Thanks Bethany, I never knew California looked like that! :P What would I take a pic of to represent my state (in this case, KS)? That's easy! Wheat! Like you say, golden. Not brown. ;) Or I might say a pic of the Flint Hills. :)

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    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed this! Definitely golden, not brown. ;)

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  2. Love this post, Bethany! Don't forget the golden poppies, gold is one of our state colors and gold is our state mineral. Lots of reasons California is the Golden State. Love your pictures and I agree, it is golden NOT brown :) xxx ooo

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    1. Oh, yes, all those other wonderful golden symbols. Thanks for sharing them!

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  3. So breathtakingly beautiful. :) I'd love to visit California sometime. :)

    Hm...probably the mountains for my state (NC). But there isn't mountains like ours in ALL of NC. ;)

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    1. And I'd LOVE to have you visit! I'll have to stop by NC sometime too! (I'm working on my parents :P)

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  4. Thank you for sharing this post, Bethany. For the people who have not been to California (like me), we are just used to what we hear, and watch on television. It truly is beautiful according to these pictures, though. I should come meet you sometime! :)
    I think it is cool how the state got its "golden" name. :)

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    1. I'm glad that you found interest in this! I appreciate your comment!

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  5. Oh, and the thing I would probably take a picture of for my state (Missouri) would be field, woods, and a creek.

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    1. Ah, sounds like somewhere I would enjoy living!

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  6. Hello Bethany, as a native California myself these photos really do capture what CA looks like most of the year. "Golden not brown" - good one! lol. Have a great day, would love to see more photography on your blog! : ) Take care, —Charles (Impulsive Artistry)

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate the feedback! Any tips for me?

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