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Happenstance
Northern California, CA


April 18, 2005
5:41 PM

Post #1410967

Thanks Dave, I appreciate the time you took to do our California Forum with our very own state flower!! You are a Prince!
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 18, 2005
6:06 PM

Post #1411021

oh WOW doesn't do it justice :-)
Dave you are an amazing person

thanks from all of us Californians
Kachinagirl
Modesto, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 18, 2005
11:25 PM

Post #1411662

Dave, we love you man.

K :~D
ladyrowan
Garberville, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2005
12:11 AM

Post #1413828

Dave,

You are the best!

I love the new floral look at the top of the pages.

Lori
frogsrus
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 20, 2005
12:25 AM

Post #1413854

We could sing a rousing chorus of our state song (if anyone knew the words.)
Thanks Dave.
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2005
12:35 AM

Post #1413872

I love the California Poppies too...we have LOTS of them in bloom here in Arizona also. I have someone going to save me seeds as I don't have any luck with transplanting a clump of them into my yard. Jo
picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2005
12:50 AM

Post #1413909

The new flowers look great on the top of the forums!!
Thank-you! Margie
stellapathic
Cambria, CA
(Zone 10a)

April 20, 2005
3:08 AM

Post #1414204

Hey, I recognize those poppies. I loved your photo in the photo forum recently, Happenstance. This is a wonderful touch, Dave. You just keep smoothin' it all out.
Happenstance
Northern California, CA


April 20, 2005
3:22 AM

Post #1414247

Janice, you can be our song leader cause you definitely don't want to hear me sing!

California's official state song is "I Love You, California", written by F.B. Silverwood, a Los Angeles merchant. The words were subsequently put to music by Alfred Frankenstein, a former conductor for the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. It was the official song of expositions held in San Francisco and San Diego in 1915, and was played aboard the first ship to go through the Panama Canal. In 1951, the State Legislature passed a resolution designating it as California's state song. During the years following, several attempts were made to make other songs such as "California, Here I Come" the official state song. Finally, in 1988, "I Love You, Califomia" became the official state song by law.

Should you care to sing along...here's a pretty awful midi file http://www.library.ca.gov/history/symbols/ca_song.mid

I Love You, California

I.
I love you, California, you're the greatest state of all.
I love you in the winter, summer, spring and in the fall.
I love your fertile valleys; your dear mountains I adore.
I love your grand old ocean and I love her rugged shore.
Chorus
Where the snow crowned Golden Sierras
Keep their watch o'er the valleys bloom,
It is there I would be in our land by the sea,
Every breeze bearing rich perfume.
It is here nature gives of her rarest. It is Home Sweet Home to me,
And I know when I die I shall breathe my last sigh
For my sunny California.
II.
I love your red-wood forests - love your fields of yellow grain.
I love your summer breezes and I love your winter rain.
I love you, land of flowers; land of honey, fruit and wine.
I love you, California; you have won this heart of mine.
III.
I love your old gray Missions - love your vineyards stretching far.
I love you, California, with your Golden Gate ajar.
I love your purple sun-sets, love your skies of azure blue.
I love you, California; I just can't help loving you.
IV.
I love you, Catalina, you are very dear to me.
I love you, Tamalpais, and I love Yosemite.
I love you, Land of Sunshine, Half your beauties are untold.
I loved you in my childhood, and I'll love you when I'm old.
Happenstance
Northern California, CA


April 20, 2005
3:24 AM

Post #1414252

stellapathic - you have a good eye. Didn't Dave do a great job! He worked with the raw image from the camera and I think it is just beautiful.
Chuck1260
Arroyo Grande, CA

April 20, 2005
3:28 AM

Post #1414268

Yes, and Texas doesn't have the state flower on their home page, are they next?
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

April 21, 2005
4:31 PM

Post #1417472

Dave, you are inspired. The new flower images are just beautiful and such a welcome sight when visiting DG.

Thanks.
hanna1
Castro Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2005
6:07 PM

Post #1417686

Thank you so much Dave!!!! We love you and DG is the best site ever!

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