Seasonal Produce: Greens

Oh, how I love the vegetables and fruits of autumn….  especially vibrant, yummy greens!  I can’t eat them enough! Photos taken September 27th, 2013 Crops of the World UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Sea Lions: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Checking out the sea lions (los lobos marinos) at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, California. You can hear these guys way before you see them!  The more you look at the rocks, the more you’ll see. *** Photos taken September 15th, 2013

Natural Slide: Beautiful View

I can’t imagine a climbing log with a better view! On the Cypress Grove Trail… a 0.75 loop trail, perfect for hiking with kids. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, California Photos taken September 15th, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Dennis the Menace Playground Monterey, California Photo taken September 14th, 2013 *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Inside

Silent Saturday: Nature Journaling

“The most important thing we can teach our children is to observe well.” -Ernst Mayer, Evolutionary Biologist Learning about animal tracks and signs, and journaling their observations. *** An awesome, free, naturalist-led class! Tilden Nature Area, Berkeley *** Interested in learning more about nature journaling?  I highly recommend the book, Keeping a Nature Journal:  DiscoverContinue reading “Silent Saturday: Nature Journaling”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

What does the sea mean to me? For me, the sea is a place of rugged beauty, ideal for quiet contemplation. It’s why I so love the Northern California coast. *** The view from Arch Rock, Point Reyes National Seashore *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Sea

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

As my son is off at his first day of 1st grade, I’m remembering some fun moments from our summer. This moment, splashing around with his buddy in Pescadero Creek, was a highlight! *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Focus