Tag Archives: California

Our Redwoods Nodded

This morning I was awakened long before the alarm went off. It was almost 6:00 a.m., although with the Fall Back of time on the weekend, it was almost 7:00 in the morning really. There was no light peeking through … 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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A Different Badge of Honor

Yesterday, I woke up to the news with Buffalo and most of Western New York state buried in six feet of snow.  The stories have ranged from amusing (dog got snowed in and can’t go out to pee) to macabre … Continue reading

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Boo In The Sky

While walking along the main streets of Balboa Island in Southern California last week, we decided to head towards the water. As I looked up at the overcast skies, I noticed the drama of three tall palms and the Halloween … Continue reading

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More Redwoods!

The weather could not have been more idyllic. Sunny but the sun demurely peaked through the tall lush canopy of Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) and Coast Douglas Firs (Pseudotsuga menziesii var.menziesii).  Not much wind.  Cool but with no bite. No humidity. the … Continue reading

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“There Is No One California” – Ouch!

This morning, I listened to Victor Davis Hanson‘s interview by Michael Krasny on Forum, about his controversial article, “There is no California,” published on the Orange County Register, on August 15, 2012.  I got curious. So, when I had a … Continue reading

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