Phoneography Challenge; Goodbye to Picket Fences

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I took one last walk in the old neighborhood last Thursday before we moved on Friday. It was the bucolic little suburban neighborhood out on the edge of Northern California’s Central Valley country; a pretty good combination for me. But both my husband and I were ready for our move and change in living environment. Back to San Francisco’s East Bay and “civilization”, a fantastic vibrant life style; and we’ve moved back to apartment living, downsizing tremendously.  I’m sure I’ll have more to say about this later.  I’m eager to get out there with my camera….right after I unpack a few more boxes. 

For more phoneography in today’s challenge, move on over to Lens and Pens by Sally.

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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61 Responses to Phoneography Challenge; Goodbye to Picket Fences

  1. you are definitely loved! it warms my heart to see all of the people wishing you the best as you settle into a new nest! z

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  2. restlessjo says:

    Fabulous photo, Angeline! I love it 🙂 Hope you’re happy in your new home.

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  3. soonie2 says:

    Beautiful light and shadow!

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  4. Best of luck on the downsizing and unpacking!

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  5. Suzanne says:

    That’s a fascinating photo – I like the way the shadows make the pavement look so bent.

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  6. thirdeyemom says:

    Gorgeous photo Angeline and I will miss all your pictures from your old home! But how incredibly exciting to more back to the city! Think of all the new photo opps you will have!

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  7. A great image to leave with. I love the strong shadows of the picket fence, contrasting the white fence itself. Very nice. I wish you all the best with the moving.

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  8. First of all, congratulations on the move and all the best with the unpacking. That’s quite a change of venue! 🙂 We sold our house just about a year ago and had to move or redistribute 20 years worth of things in one week. An interesting experience.

    I love the stark contrast between the dark and the light in this photo. Perhaps in an unconscious way it highlights the sharp differences between the two living places.

    janet

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  9. Spectacular! This one’s frame-worthy. What a good eye you have. And symbolic for for move, too, congrats.

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  10. ShimonZ says:

    Wishing you good luck and great pleasure in your move.

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  11. Indira says:

    Nice photograph.

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  12. Very dramatic interpretation of your old picket fences, Angeline – looks as though you’d already moved into ‘inner-city’ mode! Good luck with the unpacking 🙂

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, M. I think that walk, and that scene was a parting gift. I gave away so much stuff in prep for the move, but apparently not enough. Unpacking seems to go on forever (with more to give away now), mixed in with all the other day to day things that need to get done.

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  14. Amy says:

    Sounds really exciting, Angeline! East Bay and a fantastic vibrant life style, how very cool!

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  15. And I love how you shot that!

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  16. You’ve captured light playing with such exuberance–a sort of send off for your new life in the East Bay. Cannot wait to see your discoveries. Happy Photo Challenge.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks so much, Sally; it was mid-morning, and the light was great. We used to live in the East Bay for many years, moved away to return now, 12 years later. The years have brought a lot of great changes to the area, we’re already having fun exploring, and returning to old haunts as well.

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  17. Angeline. we know there is no rule that says we cannot choose what memories we take forth with us. 🙂 Welcome to your wonderfully new, downsized chapter!

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  18. rommel says:

    Nice shot, Angeline. Moving is overwhelming, but necessary change is good to execute.

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  19. Madhu says:

    Fab capture Angeline. As I grow older, there is no getting away from the practicality of apartment living. And of downsizing, I am sure you will love it, and treat us to glimpses of that vibrant lifestyle 🙂

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Madhu. I am already loving this apartment, and its efficiency. It’s so close to so many things, best of all the Bay Area Rapid Transit system to whisk me into San Francisco in a mere half hour!!!

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  20. This looks familiar – nice!

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  21. suej says:

    Good luck with unpacking the boxes! I shall be interested to hear how you manage with downsizing…I shall have to do the same before too long – how to get rid of so much ‘stuff’?!

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Sue. I gave furniture and other things to kids who needed/wanted it (sometimes sending out a text message to all four of them saying the first to respond would get it…worked every time). I also donated tons of stuff to GoodWill, the local donations center. I’ve been reading a lot about minimalism and letting go of “stuff”, and I’m really subscribing to this (it’s not easy sometimes).

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  22. Cee Neuner says:

    Gorgeous shadows and lighting.

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  23. GREAT shot Angeline!
    A.

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  24. Patti Kuche says:

    What a lovely goodbye shot Angeline . . . .

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  25. vastlycurious.com says:

    A new adventure awaits!

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  26. Hillechien Prins says:

    Awesome

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