Friendly Friday: Up Close and Macro

Things have been extremely dry here in California this year, so I was excited on Monday to wake up to a wet city and the beautiful scent of fresh rain. Here’s my photo, an attempt to capture the droplets of water on one of the plants in my front yard.

Spring in Yosemite

I just realized I haven’t posted here in ages. To get back into it, I’ll begin by sharing posts this week from a few places we’ve visited this past year.

Unwinding…

As with everyone else these days, I’ve been feeling stressed. The months of pandemic, the wildfire smoke here in California, adjusting to online teaching, political strife, healing from an injury that has kept me from hiking, combined with worries over the health of close family members… I’ve been feeling, well, stressed and overwhelmed. I’m puttingContinue reading “Unwinding…”

Focusing on the Beauty

Keeping healthy and sane with local daily hikes and neighborhood walks during this period of social distancing….

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

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