It is rare that I have time to go to Fair Oaks twice in one week. Today I rode out with my pal Mary Jane Volkman, who now lives most of the year in Germany. She is home for the holidays so we found the time to go to our favorite place.
Today we didn't want to paint. We took our cameras and stopped first in the old house, discovering the stash of chocolate bars. We made hot tea and took a cup with us out to the fields of gold and light while enjoying our chocolate treat. We saw a variety of birds, including Cedar Waxwings, a group of mystery birds we think were birds of prey, a beautiful Great Blue Heron and Sandhill Cranes.
We took lots of wonderful photos,and wandered leisurely around the estate, feeling great joy in the experience.
Our last stop was a trip to the citrus grove where we feasted on tangerines. Sweet and tart. Marvelous!!
We explored all of my favorite secret places and beautiful Fish Prairie. Enjoy these photos of my favorite place in the world.
Cypress on the Pond
In Front of the Pond
The Woods Behind Holy Ground Field
The Glorious Oak in Field Three