Now that my son is in kindergarten, I have a little more free to get out for some hiking during the week. I didn’t realize how much I’d missed getting outside for some fresh air and exercise with my girlfriends. To celebrate, on Saturdays, I’m going to begin posting images from one of the hikesContinue reading “Silent Saturday: Martin Canyon Creek Trail”
For at least eight summers now, we’ve had a pair mourning dove visiting our backyard. Every year, they have a child. Last year, my son and I were able to watch the parents teach the baby to fly. So cute! They showed up just a week ago with their child from this summer. I’m sadContinue reading “Backyard Wildlife: Mourning Doves”
Today was the first day of kindergarten. A major life event for my boy…. starting school. Sadness for me. Five years we’ve spent together, hardly ever being apart. I can’t think of a better way to start the day than running off some energy in the school playground. But then it was time for theContinue reading “Kindergarten…”
Another beautiful day at Blake Garden with friends… Related articles Create With Nature Zone, Blake Garden, Kensington (anaturemom.com)
Now this was a super-fun hike. How many hikes begin with a ride across a lake on a water taxi?? This was a first for our son… he’s never been on a boat! The views from the lake were gorgeous. My husband and I love hiking above the 10,000 foot level (the trail starts atContinue reading “Great Hike: Saddlebag Lake to the Conness Lakes”
Ellery Campground (near Tioga Pass, Yosemite)… We returned last evening from a camping trip in the Sierras. I’ll write about our adventures soon!
It’s been a few months since I last posted about the squirrel who visits our backyard. He has not been successful at raiding the bird feeders since I last wrote, but he’s still thinking about it! Here’s my post from May … Backyard Wildlife… The Squirrel
Photos from visit to Blake Garden, Kensington, August 1st, 2012
Frisbee… such an inexpensive, simple game, and so easy to play anywhere! Fun!! Photos taken at Drakes Beach, July 26th, 2012, Point Reyes National Seashore
Flowers, Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore…
Check out this insect we saw on Thursday while walking on the Kule Loklo Trail in Point Reyes. Anyone know what it is?
Yesterday… a hummingbird. Today… flowers. Tomorrow? Butterflies! Taken at the Botanical Gardens at UC Berkeley, July 24th, 2012.
Taken July 24th, 2012, at the Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley
What an incredible selection from the tropics. Beautiful gardens, worth a visit! Interested in going? The Conservatory of Flowers is located in Golden Gate Park, near other popular museums and destinations (California Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum). For current admission fee and hours, visit the website… http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/visit/hours. This is an indoor museum, and, needContinue reading “Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco”
We have a new bird visiting our yard this week. And it’s a pretty one… a female Black-Headed Grosbeak. Apparently this bird has a beautiful voice. I hope to hear it one of these days! *** Related: Attract Wildlife to Your Home – Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat
Enjoyed a lovely several days near Lake Tahoe. The wildflowers are still beautiful!
I’m currently reading the book, What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World, by Jon Young, which is about awakening our awareness of the behavior of birds in order to deepen our connection with all the wildlife surrounding us. Ultimately, the author is helping us to reconnect with our ownContinue reading “Connect with Nature: Find Your Sit Spot”
The best way for me to relax and unwind is to head out the front door for a walk with my camera. Here are a few photos from my walk earlier this week. I wasn’t able to capture any images with my camera, but the highlight of this walk was while I was in theContinue reading “A Walk Around the Neighborhood”