Point Reyes Lighthouse

A highlight of any visit to Point Reyes National Seashore, on the California coast, thirty miles north of San Francisco, is the Point Reyes Lighthouse.  Growing up, my family would visit here every January to watch the migrating gray whales.  Assuming a clear day, the views from here are incredible!  The lighthouse is located onContinue reading “Point Reyes Lighthouse”

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


Taken July 24th, 2012, at the Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley

Simple Summer Fun: Swim!

I associate summer with water. My childhood summer days were spent mostly in the pool, splashing around with friends, jumping repeatedly from the diving board, or doing laps during swim team practice. Later, as an adult, my vision of summertime has continued to revolve around water, changing form depending upon where I was living atContinue reading “Simple Summer Fun: Swim!”

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… http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/visit/hours.  This is an indoor museum, and, needContinue reading “Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco”

Create-With-Nature Pathway

While visiting Redwood Regional Park in Oakland yesterday morning, I made a fun discovery. We were meeting friends for some nature playtime, and they were running a half hour late.  While waiting, my son was having fun riding his bike up and down the paved path while I was strolling along behind him, enjoying thisContinue reading “Create-With-Nature Pathway”

Secret Swimming Hole

Summertime fun… a secret swimming hole with a natural water slide… on the South Fork of the Yuba River, somewhere near Truckee…

Hide and Seek!

What child could resist playing hide and seek in this redwood forest? Can you find them? At Roberts Regional Park, Oakland… http://www.ebparks.org/parks/roberts. *** You may also enjoy…  Nature Play, Roberts Regional Park, Oakland (anaturemom.com)