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My house sitting days are numbered as Millie returns from visiting family in Portland on Saturday. The weather here was a bit on the warm side several days and now it is cooling down again. Portland area had mid […]
It has been six months since I was last at the High Hand Nursery in Loomis. It was winter and though the inside cafe was warm and charming with the lighted trees, now is the perfect time to visit this wonderful […]
Seriously! We are in the throws of two days of high temperatures. Yesterday it was 105 degrees and the prediction for today is 109 degrees. I am uncertain about anyone else, but this is just plain hot! Boy, is […]
This is my last morning here. Went to sleep last night to frogs, crickets and other unknown sounds along the water way. There was the occasional honk of a goose and the unusual noises of a flicker. The […]
The first nights sleep was good. I woke to the gentle sounds of the geese. Yes, they were all on the grassy edges of the river (maybe about twenty of them). Perhaps about twelve feet from my home. They are so […]
Spent the past week at Machado’s and visiting with Gary and Shawn. They were kind enough to let me hook up at night to electricity and water so I could keep my refrigerator going, work on the computer and charge […]
Owl at the Avant Gardens in AuburnTrust yourself when it comes to the weather. I have found that our dear dedicated weather forecasters, with all of their fantastic equipment, miss the spot when it comes to when […]
Smoke treeThe Flower Farm in Granite Bay is a lovely bed and breakfast, event buildings and a respite for bicyclists, passers by, and those who know of its offerings. Gaytrell and I have been there many times and […]
I will be in Auburn until after Memorial Day. I prefer to stay put on holidays. People just seem to drive crazy, are in a hurry and seem to forget there are others out there. I am at Machado’s each night and […]
Rosea around a mail box.To me some of the most lovely things to be awakened by are songbirds. While in Morro Bay it was usually to finches happily singing the beginning of a new day. While at my son and […]
Juvenile elephant seals practicing their fighting skills.It seems, at times, that life is full of surprises. We think we are in control and can plan and schedule and project, only to find out that we are so far […]
Thanks to each of you and all of your prayers. My friend Millie, has come home after a four day stay in the hospital. She underwent a bi-zillion tests and she passed all with flying colors.A few days of […]
Stepping into the magical world of Hearst Castle!Having experienced the Central Coast of California since the early 1970′s, I have been to Hearst Castle many, many times. While I lived here, I took most of my […]
Lots of people on the beach!The kite festival in Morro Bay was a wonderful experience even for non kite flyers. (Me) The weather was a bit off on Saturday and I failed to get any pictures. Sunday, however, […]
I traveled to the Sacramento area on Friday, May 3rd and have been staying with my best friend, Millie. This afternoon she had to episodes and is currently in the hospital undergoing tests. The family will have […]
Cormorant gathering. I am still waiting for the big kites. When I returned to the beach yesterday afternoon, there were still mostly the smaller kites that go sideways, up fast, down even faster and make a […]
Early Morning fishermen going out for their catch!The walk to the Rock this morning was cold and damp with generous amounts of fog. The kite flyers were preparing for their day of flying events. There were […]
Great Blue Heron hunting for breakfast!Early morning low tides brings out the Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Loons, Cormorants, Pelicans and anything else that is looking for breakfast. During the […]