Rainy Daze

It’s rare that rain occurs in California, but it’s happening now. I love it! It’s so gentle and peaceful. It seems that all the conflict and chaos in the world ends when mother nature takes over! So, at least for the moment, can we just let sleeping dogs lie? 🙂 Please have a happy, and […]

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My Walking Stick(s)

Actually, I would rather have had only one, because it would be like my right arm by now. Lots of stories I suspect. But it was taken. Let me explain. I had originally one that I got from a favorite place to hike a long time ago. Stoney Creek, it was called. The trail where […]

Sunrise!

Though I like sunsets (and who doesn’t like photos of them) and long thought of ’em as my favorite time of day, I’ve always enjoyed the freshness of mornings. Especially in the last several years. The newness. The hope. In general, new and younger things in nature just kind of seem more cheerful to be […]

On The Beach

No, not the science fiction, although it’s certainly an Apocalyptic feeling time. This was this morning. Feast your eyes because I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it this empty. Usually, there’s cars all over it. Ruddy and I almost got hit by a zooming RV (coming from behind us), of all things, here once. It […]

Island Life

I’ve always loved islands. In fact, when we were about 7 or so, my brother and I tried to run away to one. We’d seen them in picture books and were inspirited. We didn’t get too far, of course. But that didn’t stop our loving them. I have been to Hawaii (twice), but that seems […]

The Last Option

Had a bit of fun writing this story. Nothing serious, but I hope you enjoy it. 😉 — “We were a trio of planets. Tronta, g-Nibëkrsz and Urth. Tronta, we know as the asteroid belt. G-Nibëkrsz was Mars.” Jonza said, looking at his son Danyelt, his hands spread and gesturing. “Though we – I mean […]

Autumn In Vermont

Every fall, the US northeast puts on a show, a dazzling display of color, when deciduous leaves, in particular, sugar maple, turn from green to -> yellow -> orange -> red, and all the variety of hues in-between. It’s truly one of the wonders of the world. Of course, since this blog is all about […]

My PCT Section Hike

Finally took my Pacific Crest Trail hike, well a part of it, that is. The PCT is not just any hike, it requires a massive amount of logistics and planning. For one thing, it’s pretty much impossible to get to many of the trailheads without having to hitchhike, something I’m not great at. Then, since […]

The beauty necessity of waving grass

Been awhile since I posted, but I’ve been pondering this one for some time. I once worked at a large company which had a cafeteria and an enclosed outdoor area, where people who chose to, could sit. Of course, I usually ate outdoors. One day, as I was lunching and causally glancing over a low […]