Thursday, August 28, 2014

Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven


Over the next two weekends, El Teatro Campesiño, of San Juan Bautista, will offer free outdoor performances of Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven in San Juan Bautista and Hollister. This original play is based on the sacred creation book, Popol Vuh, of the Mayans. It uses large-scale puppets, pageantry, and live music to tell the story of how the creators formed the  universe and earth. The play is narrated in English, Spanish, and Qu'iche Mayan. For a detailed description of the play, please click here.

On August 30, August 31, and September 1, at 3 PM,  Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven, will be performed at the San Juan Soccer Field in San Juan Bautista. On September 6 and 7, at 3 PM, it will be presented at Dunne Park in Hollister. 

Remember, it's free! And, it's perfect for children of all ages. Be sure to bring your hats, water, and chairs.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

California's Gold


Someone once told me that he knew I was a native of California because I described the summer hills as being golden. Not brown. Not yellow. But, golden. Because they are.

This golden scene is off of Airline Highway, also known as Highway 25, as in Take 25 to Hollister. It's just a few miles south of Hollister, in which you'll find none of those Abercrombie & Fitch's Hollister Co. stores. Thank goodness!

I'm hanging out at Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday. Come join me by clicking here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Living in the Country


"When I view Airline Highway on Google Maps, it looks like a country road," I said to the Husband.

"It is a country road," the Husband said.

"Because it's a two-lane highway?"

"Whether it's a state highway or a road meandering through the country side, it's a country road."

Yet another Duh! moment for me.  I'm so used to the views alongside Airline Highway, also known as California State Highway 25, that when I'm going down it,  I don't think of being in the country. I am very fortunate that once I leave my driveway I can go in any direction and I'm out in the countryside within ten minutes.

Anyway, the other day I noticed that on the north side of Airline, near Best Road, is a great view of the peaks called the Three Sisters. Those are the small peaks in the far right of the photo.

Today,  I'm hanging out at Our World Tuesday. Come along with me and see and read about life in other parts of the world.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Blue Doors and Stairways


This old unused building stands at the south end of Tres Pinos on Highway 25. I have often wondered whether the building was used by the railroad that ran to Tres Pinos once upon a time.

Tres Pinos is the fourth largest community in San Benito County. Population of the unincorporated town was about 476 in 2010, according to the U.S. Census. To learn more about Tres Pinos, check out this earlier post that I wrote about the town.

Yup, I'm participating in another linky party. Today, it is Blue Monday, hosted by Smiling Sally. Click on the link to check out other posts that feature the color blue.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Up on Cienega Road


One of the advantages of pedaling a bike on our country roads is the ability to stop at the point where  you want to take a picture. Click, click, click. I took this photo on Cienega Road the other day.  Because of the drought, I was surprised and glad to see a bit of green and color on the hills.

I thought I'd go out of my comfort zone and "art" the photo up in Photoshop. That was a lot of fun to do.

Hooking up at Geometric Friday, hosted by LorikArt.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hot Seats for the Parade


We, Hollister folks, love our parades. Except for the Fourth of July parade, all of them march through downtown Hollister. Some people set up their chairs on the sidewalk before noon to make sure they get the best parade-watching spots. 

Want to see some stunning black and white photos by photo bloggers from all over the world? Check out The Weekend in Black and White. That's where I'm hooking up today.

By the way, here's a list of our annual parades:



Friday, August 22, 2014

The Sky Has Fallen


If Chicken Little saw fog like this seemingly nestled on a hillside, would he have thought the sky had fallen?

Today is Skywatch Friday. Want to see what the sky looks like in other parts of the world?


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