Saturday evening, we went on a fun “spooky night hike” at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont. My son was looking forward to this event more than to trick-or-treating on Halloween night! Before sundown, we met with our hike leader (a naturalist / pirate), who gave the kids some safety tips before heading out. ThenContinue reading “Halloween Fun: Spooky Night Hike”
Sunset over the San Francisco Bay from Coyote Hills Regional Park. Photo taken October 26th, 2013 *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon
I’m sure this comes as no surprise…. my favorite color is green! Various photos from 2013 *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You
Due to the government shutdown during our visit to Yosemite National Park last week, we decided to head over to Mono Lake and hike the rim of a volcano instead! Panum Crater, located just off Highway 120 near the South Tufa Area of the Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve, is part of a chain ofContinue reading “Mono Lake: Panum Crater”
Perry Family Pumpkin Patch, Fremont, California…. an infinite sea of pumpkins! Photo taken October 12th, 2013 *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite *** More fun at the Perry Family Pumpkin Patch… climbing the hay pyramid! And more pumpkins… Interested in going? Check out the J.E. Perry Farms website for details: perryfarmsorganic.com/
Today we attended our favorite festival of the season… the Harvest Festival at Ardenwood Historic Farm. The annual ritual if picking our popping corn for the year is more fun than going to the pumpkin patch! Harvest Festival Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont, California October 12th, 2013
View from the Fire Lookout near Yosemite West Photos taken October 5th, 2013
Photo taken October 5th, 2013 Also from this walk… Autumn Walk: Acorns
A lovely cup of tea in the backyard… a good morning, indeed! Photo taken October 9th, 2013 *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!
We’re fortunate. We visit Yosemite National Park four or so times every year. This past weekend, we went to the park to celebrate our ten-year wedding anniversary. We stayed at a family cabin in Yosemite West, which is in the park, but technically outside the park. We were allowed to go to the cabin, butContinue reading “Yosemite National Park: Government Shutdown”
Looking for sings of fall just outside of Yosemite this past weekend… my son was fixated on acorns.
Photo taken September 27th, 2013
Oh, how I love the vegetables and fruits of autumn…. especially vibrant, yummy greens! I can’t eat them enough! Photos taken September 27th, 2013 Crops of the World UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Fun outing with my Nature Time! playgroup! Redwood Regional Park, Oakland Photos taken October 28th, 2013