Two trees of Ventura in the background (Spring agriculture flowers ). Photo by LindyLu60
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Two trees of Ventura in the background

Uploaded by: LindyLu60

Saturday March 9, 2013

Ventura, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: An agriculture field used for growing flowers just down the road from my home... smells devine !

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25. fawnriverrockroad
4:51 PM GMT on May 07, 2013
Congrat's, what a beauttiful view!
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24. LindyLu60
7:30 PM GMT on March 12, 2013
How cool to have an idea of where they end up... yeah the smell is lovely!
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23. skwirlwind
3:54 PM GMT on March 12, 2013
I used to work for a floral supply company that bought stocks from Ventura, CA. Nice to seem them growing in the ground. I bet it smells nice!
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22. LindyLu60
2:37 AM GMT on March 12, 2013
Thanks, it is pretty ... looking forward to the new crop ;-)
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21. Bluesmaster
9:09 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
What a gorgeous shot and series Linda, AC congrats!
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20. lorik
8:27 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
LOVE it!
Congratulatins Linda!!!!
very beautiful series!!!
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19. YouKnowWho
8:14 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Incredible series!
This is a stunner!
AC congrats!
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18. noneinc
7:18 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Very nice!
Congrats!
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17. LindyLu60
6:55 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Thanks Delana for the link!
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16. LindyLu60
6:54 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Thanks Everyone... Yes I am very fortunate... we do live in a beautiful part of the world. I will also Post the story behind the Two Trees;


Quoting RNJoel:
Nice series - I can almost smell them here. What is the history of the "two trees"?


There is another fable, closer to the truth about "Five Trees." Picture a patriarch of the young city, filled with a zeal to let the world know that this is Ventura, the one and only. Imagine him climbing a hill, shovel on shoulder, young saplings in hand, and a dream firmly planted in his heart. Could that be the actuality behind the twin eucalyptus trees that stand guardian over Ventura today?

In fact, a man named Joseph Sexton, a horticulturist noted in local history books for his work with walnuts, avocados, and the introduction of pampas grass, is responsible for one of Ventura's most unusual landmarks. In 1898, Mr. Sexton, then owner of the land that lies just off Foothill Rd., hired a neighbor, Owen Marron, to plant thirteen Big Blue Gum Eucalyptus trees for him. His reason for this unusual undertaking? Just because it would be nice.

Marron planted the thirteen saplings and then spent many hours hauling water to the trees, by horseback and burro, to insure their survival. And survive they did for the first five years. Then a raging fire, typical of California's brasada (brush country) destroyed all but five of the trees. And that is how "Five Trees" got its name. Now you may be wondering how there came to be only two trees on that hill?

It was shortly after WWII that some Halloween pranksters decided to cut down the trees that had been sentinels above Ventura for over half a century. Citizens rallied. They replaced the three trees that had fallen victims of the vandals' saws. Again, fun-seeking dunces struck, leaving only one of the original trees and one of the new standing. In 1966, the Ventura Junior Women's Club took it upon themselves to plant trees on the hill, so that "Five Trees" would once again be shaded by graceful eucalyptus trees to the number of five. An ambitious project, it must have failed in some unknown way.

A trip to the summit one crystalline, November day revealed just six things. There was a large California holly bush just below the crest of the hill, a depression that might have been the cradle of a young sapling, one charred stump burnt close to the ground, and two glorious trees towering forty and fifty feet into the air. The sixth item to be found on that "high and windy hill"... An exciting panorama that encompasses the City of Poinsettias, which displays the blue-jeweled California coast...a vista that stimulates and pleases even the most jaded of eyes.




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15. Luckystar
6:52 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Wow, Linda! This is SO lovely and beautifully composed! Great color! How wonderful to live in this neighborhood! 10!

Congrats on your AC and this gorgeous series!
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14. catilac
6:51 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Beautiful Spring image Linda, Congratulations!
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13. ColoradoKat
5:28 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
The flowers are gorgeous and I bet it does smell
really wonderful! Nice neighbor to have, Linda!
What I really love about this shot is the two
trees on top of the hill! I also like that Blue
frame! Congratulations!
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12. Wanda1948
5:18 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Linda what do you have beautiful flowers in March! I love them all! Congratulations!
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11. trailhiker44
3:09 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Beautiful scenery and a wonderful field of flowers - what more do you want on a beautiful spring day !
CONGRATULATIONS on your new BLUE BORDER !!!
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10. ChrisAnthemum
2:53 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Wonderful series! Stocks do smell very perfumy. Congrats on your AC!
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9. gusbuster
2:43 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
what colors of the day-ttg,
Beautiful view
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8. Biskitten
2:26 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Gorgeous scene & colors - AC Congrats, LindyLu!
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7. gingyb
2:10 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Congratulations on the beautiful Ac. And beautiful series of flowers.
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6. gardner48197
1:43 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Lovely Spring series, Congrats!!!
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5. luvne32
1:20 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Lindylu: My mother used to live in Westlake, and I remember seeing these two lone trees on our trips north.
Congratulations on a creative composition.
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4. Proserpina
1:17 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
LindyLou, I am envious! You are living in a most beautiful area of the USA. Beautiful scenery, beautiful photo. A 10 in book.
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3. jth523
1:00 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Beautiful. How wonderful to have scenery like this down the road from you! Congrats!
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2. CalicoBass
12:49 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Very beautiful, I can almost smell them too!
Congrats on your new AC! I too wondered about
the two trees, found this....

Link

I also found a youtube video, it's very long,
almost 45 min but if you just look at the first
few min you will get a view from the top.
Very beautiful country!

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1. RNJoel
12:04 PM GMT on March 11, 2013
Nice series - I can almost smell them here. What is the history of the "two trees"?
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