See Jane Run!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be a See Jane Run Ambassador!  I realize I don’t write about it much, but in addition to getting out for my weekly hikes and outdoor play with my son, I also run a couple times each week.  I run with friends on Wednesday mornings andContinue reading “See Jane Run!”

Feeling Like Summer? Pool Time!

It’s beginning to feel like summer here.  Time to get our son ready for the pool!  Swim lessons started this weekend… Photo taken April 27th, 2013

Weekend: Into the Forest

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  It was gorgeous here in the San Francisco Bay Area… perfect for a bike ride in the redwoods! Photo taken April 27th, 2013 Redwood Regional Park

Ladybug: On the Beach

Photos taken April 20th, 2013 Stinson Beach, California *** Like ladybugs?  Check out this post… Ladybug Clusters:  Redwood Regional Park

Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration: Rock Towers

Photos of the evolving outdoor sculpture gallery, from the Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration, 2013, at Stinson Beach, California… For more information about the celebration, visit the official website… 9th Annual Free Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration.  All photos taken April 20th, 2013.

Stinson Beach: Play!

Saturday was the perfect beach day… not hot, not cold, not a bit foggy.  With such gorgeous weather, we couldn’t resist heading to Stinson Beach to attend the 9th Annual Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration.  There were so many fun art activities to participate in, I can’t possible contain them all within one post!  So, forContinue reading “Stinson Beach: Play!”

Milkweed: Caterpillar

It this actually a caterpillar crawling up the stem of a milkweed I planted in our backyard?  It’s only about a half a centimeter long.  But is it a butterfly or a moth?  We planted the milkweeds to attract butterflies…. Photos taken April 11th, 2013

Play! Blake Garden

Blake Garden in Kensington may be the best botanic garden in the Bay Area for nature play.  A favorite feature for my son is the Create-with-Nature Zone, which is stocked with sticks, rocks, flowers, and other nature items for kids to play and build with.  The second best feature here is the bamboo tunnel sculpture. Continue reading “Play! Blake Garden”

Play: Lawrence Hall of Science

No visit to the Lawrence Hall of Science is complete without a bit of playtime on the massive DNA Sculpture and on Pheena, the life-size model of a fin whale. Photos taken April 2nd, 2013 Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, California

Redwood: Kid Bike Ride

A few days ago, we went to Redwood Regional Park for a bike ride with friends from our Nature Time! playgroup.  Super fun! Photos taken March 30th, 2013 Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, California

Spring: Martin Canyon Creek Trail

Photos taken March 29th, 2013 Martin Canyon Creek Trail, Dublin, California Interested in going?  See this post:  Hiking the Martin Canyon Creek Trail

Dublin Hills: Spring

I enjoyed a lovely hike yesterday morning along the Calaveras Ridge Trail in Dublin Hills Regional Park.  The wildflowers are beginning to bloom, especially the lupine.  A few photos from the hike… Photos taken March 23rd, 2013