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…”

A Beautiful Day!

Another beautiful day at Blake Garden with friends… Related articles Create With Nature Zone, Blake Garden, Kensington (

Campground Critters

Ellery Campground (near Tioga Pass, Yosemite)… We returned last evening from a camping trip in the Sierras.  I’ll write about our adventures soon!

Update… Backyard Squirrel

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

Simple Outdoor Play: Frisbee!

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


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

Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco

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…  This is an indoor museum, and, needContinue reading “Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco”

Backyard Wildlife: Black-Headed Grosbeak

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