The Marsh: Coyote Hills Regional Park

When I need a break from the summer-dry hills that surround our home,  one of my favorite local escapes is Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont for a walk on the boardwalk through the marsh. Photos taken June 9th, 2013

Joy: Camping with Friends

Photo taken June 6th, 2013 San Mateo Memorial Park, California *** See… Camping:  San Mateo Memorial Park

Butterfly Fun! Coyote Hills Regional Park

We had a wonderful time at the 14th Annual Butterfly & Bird Festival at Coyote Hills Regional Park today!  The highlight?  So many monarchs fluttering around the Nectar Garden.  Beautiful! Related articles This Sunday! Butterfly & Bird Festival, Coyote Hills (

Dublin Hills: June

Photos taken June 2nd, 2013 Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail, Dublin Hills Regional Park

Tunnel View Overlook: Yosemite Valley

Looking for that iconic view of Yosemite Valley?  Head to the Tunnel View Overlook, located on Highway 41, on the Yosemite Valley side of the Wawona Tunnel. Photo taken May 28th, 2013

It’s That Time! Water Play!

Photo taken May 22nd, 2013 Central Park, San Ramon For more parks in the area with water features, see…  Ten Fun East Bay Parks with Free Water Play Structures

Gorgeous! Cactus Flowers

The cacti in the the New World Desert Collection of the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley are in stunning bloom.  How have I missed this in past years?  The flowers are gorgeous!  All these photos were taken during my visit on Sunday, May 5th, 2013.  If you live in the San Francisco area, I recommendContinue reading “Gorgeous! Cactus Flowers”

This Friday! National Public Gardens Day

This Friday, May 10th, is National Public Gardens Day.  To celebrate the event, Better Homes and Gardens magazine is offering readers a free admission coupon for two to visit participating public gardens, arboretums, and green spaces on this day.  Head on over to the Better Homes and Gardens National Public Gardens Day page… Continue reading “This Friday! National Public Gardens Day”