Category Archives: Hiking

Saturday Postcard

The letter carrier brought a treat to our home today.  A postcard from Hawaii.  They remembered the ritual.  I’m fuzzy and warm all over. I’ve been hugged. I have said time and again that hand writing little notes and mailing … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge: Depth

I saw the Daily Post’s Photo Challenge last Friday.  Ben Huberman asks us to show what we think, visually and/or emotionally, is Depth. Here’s a photo I took of my hubby walking along the Purisima Redwood Trail at the open … Continue reading

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Open Trails For The New Year!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.” We were hiking on the Purisima Creek Redwood Open Space Preserve. We decided on taking it easy this time around. We chose the 7 mile loop recommended by the Bay … Continue reading

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For Our 31st, Some Affirmations

Last night I came home to pink-tipped roses and a kiss.  So begins our quiet celebration of our 31st year of being together.  We had promised to go hiking again to celebrate the day. My hubby was a little reticent … Continue reading

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Holiday Salutations

On Christmas morning, my hubby wanted to go for a morning walk. We’re at an age now where, no matter how late we nod off to slumberland the night before, we still get up at the same time. Bright and … Continue reading

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On Father’s Day, a Paul Simon Song

To commemorate Father’s Day, here’s a song by Paul Simon from 2006. If you want to sing along, below are the lyrics: Father and Daughter If you leap awake in the mirror of a bad dream And for a fraction … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Day

I had been looking forward to today so much that I could almost taste it in my mouth.  For a change I had announced that I was not going to be available on this day. I would be busy. I … Continue reading

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Sunset at Carmel Beach

Folks, Beau has a new favorite place to get his “zoomies” going. We noticed that when Beau is in a very playful mood, and this is usually when he’s outdoors, he gets into this mode of running around in large … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Family Hike

This weekend, when we did our family hike, we talked about you and your two cousins, among other matters. We recalled your years of growing up closely together, and where each of you are now. I like to view them … Continue reading

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Focal Point

This week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post is titled “One.”  Every good photograph needs a focal point. It’s the thing that draws the viewer’s eye and tells the story. Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: One (nwframeofmind.com) Weekly Photo Challenge … Continue reading

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