Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Make Lemonade

"When life serves you lemons, make lemonade."  That quote, attributed to Dale Carnegie, among others, was running through my head on my way back from finding a Christmas tree on Claremont Mountain.  This morning my son and I headed up Claremont on the Peppard Flat Road to a place where we found a nice tree last year.  This year I remembered to bring the permit along.  However, right after finding a really nice-looking white fir, I discovered that I had forgotten to bring the saw!
A senior moment, I suppose.  However, during the outing we saw lots of wonderful subjects for photography.  I won't say I remembered to bring my camera; I simply forgot to take it out of the car after my previous outing.  The manzanita at the side of the road exhibited some great frost patterns.  We wondered why the frost persisted on the manzanita while it had melted off all the other nearby plants.  There were also some attractive chinquapin bushes.  Then, the ultimate view was of Lassen Peak in the distance.  And, it looks like we'll have to drive up there again tomorrow, with the saw.  We always see something new.  Stay tuned.


  1. Joe,
    I prefer the quote, "When life gives you lemons, cut them open and rub them on the open wounds of your enemies."

  2. Did Pearl Harbor Day inspire this? Understandable.