Skywatch #117: Veteran’s Day Blue

18 Nov

I was one of the lucky ones who had Veteran’s Day off from work. My hubby took the day off too. So we went for a day trip – a long drive, sort of. A little get-away so to speak, with the purpose of taking a peek at the leaves changing in Plumas County.

But on the 11th hour, we changed our minds and decided to just go with where the car would take us.

Our first stop was at Auburn. I’ve always wanted to walk around the old town, which we accomplished. We looked around, took some photos, and stopped for an Americano and a delectable piece of pecan torte. If you find yourself in old town Auburn, check out the coffee shop for their goodies. I can’t remember the name of the store (yikes) but it’s across from a restaurant called AWFUL ANNIE’S. That I remember – with a name like that you would never forget it. I must say I saw a line outside of Awful Annies, which is a testament to the quality of food they serve. Maybe next time I’ll grab some lunch there.

When we resumed driving we took Highway 49 and ended up in the nicest and prettiest little town I’ve seen so far, NEVADA CITY.  This little town is very charming and all of 2.1 sq mi, which makes it a perfect destination for a day trip.

We walked the streets lined with stores, restaurants, stores, and more restaurants 🙂  We stopped for a little lunch before resuming our exploration.

The whole time the sky was blue.  Could you believe it, I spent a whole day in two charming towns and only managed to shoot this sky image? 

That was how I spent my Veteran’s Day, exploring little towns under a blue blue sky.  How was yours? 

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Posted by on November 18, 2010 in sky watch


42 responses to “Skywatch #117: Veteran’s Day Blue

  1. Mar

    November 18, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Lovely sunshine through those yellow leaves, beautiful autumn colors!!

  2. Mar

    November 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    PS: No Veterans’ Day in my corner of the world, glad yours was so beautiful. At least you have one shot to prove it 🙂

  3. Carver

    November 18, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Sounds like a great veteran’s day and a beautiful shot of the bright yellow leaves against the blue sky. I was born on veteran’s day.

  4. Sylvia Kirkwood

    November 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Sounds like the very best of days — veteran’s or otherwise!! I love the name, Awful Annie’s for a restaurant!! I’d want to try that one, too! I love your blue skies and such beautiful, golden leaves! Terrific capture — you done good, girl!! But then you always do!!! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!


  5. Samson

    November 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Looks like you had a good time….. Beautiful photo

  6. Liz

    November 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Beautiful shot. Sounds like you had a great day.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Mine is here.

  7. jo©o

    November 18, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Such a good colour contrast.
    Elegant picture.

  8. Manang Kim

    November 18, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I missed that color here. Happy Friday!

    Fiery sky

  9. EG Wow, Canada

    November 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    The sky was a gorgeous blue and the leaves a lovely yellow!

  10. Dharma Shots

    November 18, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    A very great photo with wonderful colors. I love the autumn feel of it.

  11. Tricia

    November 18, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    The best backdrop for Autumn colors is always a blue blue sky! Great shot!

  12. Gigi Ann

    November 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    That is such a delightful fall picture, and the blue sky peekin’ through is just gorgeous.

  13. Diane AZ

    November 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Love it! The orange and blue colors make each other more vibrant. We have blue blue skies here in Tucson, but hardly any deciduous trees.

    PS: The kitty in my side bar is 20-year old Billy.

  14. life ramblings

    November 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    the autumn leaves against the blue sky is beautifully captured.

  15. Blue

    November 18, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    That was beautiful!never seen it in my life yet.

  16. shelly

    November 18, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    blue and yellow! when combined, it makes my fave colour, green! btw, i really can’t wait to watch it. and i would watch it again next week k’se i made a promise to friends i’d watch it with them too! hahaha! 🙂

  17. ann new zealand

    November 18, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    The owner has a very funny sense of humor. I on’t know if I will eat there.

  18. eden

    November 18, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Beautiful colour of autumn. Love it against the blue sky.

  19. Pearl Maple

    November 18, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Great post, loving all the colorful photos you have been posting with the magical shades of gold to celebrate the season.

    Thanks for your kind comments, any day I get to walk the beach, even the grey blustry ones are a good day.

    Have a great weekend.

  20. Kay Davies

    November 19, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Such an intense blue. Wow. Looks fabulous with the leaves of gold.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  21. barb

    November 19, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I’d say you had the perfect day – including the torte!

  22. Marites

    November 19, 2010 at 1:12 am

    such a good way to spend a day, i think. love the shot too! I’m looking forward to seeing the photos you took of the little, pretty towns you visited 🙂

  23. Alicesg

    November 19, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Beautiful autumn. Love the colours of autumn.

  24. magiceye

    November 19, 2010 at 1:36 am

    beautifully captured!!

  25. chubskulit

    November 19, 2010 at 2:53 am


    Sky Watch

  26. betsy

    November 19, 2010 at 3:12 am

    that is a gorgeous autumn sky!

  27. SandyCarlson

    November 19, 2010 at 3:22 am

    An incredible day. Thank you for sharing with us.

  28. ladyfi

    November 19, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Sounds like a great way to spend the day. Love the autumn leaves against the clear blue sky.

  29. Grace Olsson

    November 19, 2010 at 4:30 am

    marvelous shot
    love it
    nice friday, dear

  30. lina@women's perspectives

    November 19, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Thanks for sharing your story 🙂

    I love the contrast between the leaves and bright blue sky…

  31. Linnea

    November 19, 2010 at 6:23 am

    What a fun day trip. And you got one great SWF shot to prove it! Yellow and blue certainly compliment each other. Enjoy the weekend…maybe we’ll actually get some rain!

  32. Rajesh

    November 19, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Looks like you had great time. Those yellow leaves against the blue sky look great.

  33. Tarun

    November 19, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Great photo…loved the contrast…have a great time 🙂

  34. luna miranda

    November 19, 2010 at 9:24 am

    a perfect way to spend a day-off! and judging from this beautiful shot, it was a crisp autumn day. i love the name Awful Annie–i hope you’d show us their food next time.:p

  35. Arija

    November 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Love your SkyWatch shot and also the post below.

    Have a grat weekend!

  36. uberrhund

    November 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Beautiful Golden leaves against the blue sky.
    Sounds like a fun day was had, makes me want to take a trip North!

  37. Sally in WA

    November 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Those leaves just pop against that bright blue sky. I think Auburn is a neat little town, too. I certainly enjoyed my time there. Have a great weekend!

  38. seniorhiker

    November 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    What a wonderful way to spend Veterans’ Day. Your drive sounds as if it were a lot of fun, and your picture is absolutely gorgeous.

  39. Write Girl

    November 20, 2010 at 4:26 am

    What a stunning photo. I love that brilliant blue sky and those gorgeous yellow-gold leaves. Lovely sky shot. Thanks for your visit! Enjoy your weekend.

  40. Misalyn

    November 20, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I like the contrast of the yellow leaves against the blue sky.

    No Veteran’s Day in this side of the world but I think I was busy on that day…nursing my cutie lil pediatric patient.

    Have a nice weekend.

  41. thomas

    November 22, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I really love this autumn leaves shot,beautiful.

  42. me

    December 1, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    makes me want to drink alchoholic beverages


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