Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Outstanding in Its Fewer Fields

Agriculture has always been the main industry in San Benito County. Fruit and nut orchards, vegetable farms, hay fields, cattle ranches, dairy farms, poultry ranches, and seed companies could be found throughout the county. Today, these agricultural enterprises are not in large numbers but they are still here. Thankfully.

All of these photos were taken yesterday, within a mile or so of downtown Hollister.

 Wild mustard growing in an empty lot

 The Diablo range in the near distance.

 Freshly plowed fields.

 Burst of spring in the middle of fields.

 Irrigation pipes...water tank.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

After the Rain

I hope it continues to rain during the coming spring months. The mountains around Hollister have already sprouted their green wear. It can only get better. The photo shows the mountain above Lone Tree Road last week, after several weeks of occasional rain. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Humanity on Highway 25

First off, no, I haven't give up on this blog. Not yet. I've just been catching up with a lot of things. And not being successful. So, of course to handle being overwhelmed with days, months, and years of stuff that needs being caught up with, I start another blog. Heh-heh. This and That. Here and There. is the other virtual place where I hang my thoughts. I invite all of you gentle readers to check me out there as well.

Okey-dokey, enough said. So, what's new on Highway 25?

For one, the beauty of humanity is in bloom. A group of San Benito High School students are doing their best to raise money to help a frosh classmate who has been diagnosed with cancer. A couple weeks ago, the students went around town and videotaped folks dancing on the spot. Their objective was to post the video on YouTube to spread the word around. And, they did. Here it is from YouTube.

For more info, check out the "Locals Show Off Dance Moves for Cancer Fundraiser" from the Hollister Free Lance.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What Was Once Here?

Happy New Year, One and All! 

Here I am.  Let's just say I've been in hibernation. Still am, for that matter. But, it's high time for me to start taking highway 25 to, from, and around Hollister before 2010 is over. 

This photo is for all you current and former Hollister residents.  Do you know where this is in downtown Hollister? What's missing—and I don't mean part of the fence? (Click on the photo to get a larger image, if you think that might help.)

Still don't have a clue. Check out this web page: "Hollister Courthouse"

If you want to know more about what happened to the missing landmark, check out these pages:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Autumn Has Not Left Hollister. Yet.

Red, yellow, and orange leaves float through the air and cover lawns, sidewalks, and streets. A completely chaotic, colorful, comforting mess. That's one of the things I like about the fall season. 

In Hollister, the best looks of autumn can be found on Monterey and West streets. This little peek is how it looked this afternoon on Monterey Street, between Fifth and Sixth.




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