A photo trip around my home County

Tulare County, California Travel Blog

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A barn still in use her in Visalia, Tulare County.

Tulare County is located in nearly the center of California. Agriculture is and always has been the main industry and rates as the number two county ag producer. Cotton, grapes and corn are grown across the valley floor and citrus and olive trees near the foothills.  Also, dairy farms are abundant in the area.  

The photos that accompany this blog show that area and parts of what makes it tick. The first few shots are of barns, both working and retired. Taking pictures of barns gets to be a hobby in itself.

Then up into the foothills where spring makes everything green and pretty. The farther up we go the more the landscape changes. Finally at the top, a little place called Ponderosa, elevation 7,200 feet, you see how different spring can be.

Another barn still being used here in Visalia, Tulare County.
In the valley that it was near 90 degrees. But as we get into Ponderosa the temperature has dropped to near freezing and the snow level had hardly begun to change. The little Post office building still had four feet of snow above it. Mount Whitney is in Tulare County and is 14,000 feet high but you won't see any shots of that from me. No roads go up there and I'm not in any shape to try climbing that high.

Back down in the valley are pictures of a couple of homes. The first is a used to be home of a farmer. The second, well let's just say I took that picture because I like to drool. Boy would I love to be able to live in that house!

Then a picture describing the speed of everything here in the valley. Really fast!

 

X_Drive says:
Mark, I hope Henry continues longer than the barn in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th pictures did. It fell during this last winter. But it saw many good days.
Posted on: May 13, 2007
travelman727 says:
Roger, a good friend of mine named Henry Vanderbush does most of his preaching in old structures like these in the Midwest. His catch phrase, "Ye must be barn again!" :-D
Posted on: May 13, 2007
pacovera says:
Muy buena idea de hacer un blog con las casas rurales del Oeste.De ahi pueden surgir muchos temas: Caballos, carretas, fiebre del oro, Animales, Botas, Pistolas, Saloons,
Animate y hazte nuestro experto en el Oeste
Posted on: Jun 11, 2006
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A barn still in use her in Visalia…
A barn still in use her in Visali…
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Another barn still being used her…
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One of our famous Valley Oak tree…
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From the otherside you can see th…
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This same old barn from the front…
Another of the old barns here in T…
Another of the old barns here in …
Another shot of that poor old barn.
Another shot of that poor old barn.
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That roof somehow still nearly st…
Young cotton being watered.
Young cotton being watered.
Springtime in the foothills is gre…
Springtime in the foothills is gr…
Spingtime flowers nearly cover som…
Spingtime flowers nearly cover so…
In the spring even the air is clea…
In the spring even the air is cle…
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Driving up the foothills from Spri…
Driving up the foothills from Spr…
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This shot shows how much work it …
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The runoff from the snow and rain…
Nearing Ponderosa the snow is abou…
Nearing Ponderosa the snow is abo…
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At Ponderosa, elevation 7,200 fee…
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This old home is what used to be …
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Not totally at the other end of t…
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Some of the nice flowers planted …
Some of the nice flowers planted h…
Some of the nice flowers planted …
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To say that our town is slow movi…
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We get little rain here in Visali…
The End Of The Trail statue in Vis…
The End Of The Trail statue in Vi…
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End of the Trail statue.
End of the Trail statue.
End of the Trail statue.
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