Monthly Archives: October 2013

Picture of the day ~ Pumpkin at the beach

“I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween” ~ Author unknown “There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls” ~ George Carlin “I would rather sit on a pumpkin … Continue reading

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Picture of the day ~ West Lake, Hangzhou China

Located 110 miles (180 kilometres) southwest of Shanghai, this thriving metropolis of over 6 million inhabitants has been a powerhouse for over 1000 years. West Lake is the jewel, located in the historic area of Hangzhou.  Known for its natural beauty, it has … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest Walking Trail and Exploration Hiking Trail

If you are looking for a feel good easy walk in the mountains, check out the Children’s Forest Trail. Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, off Highway 18 just East of Running Springs, this is perfect for an afternoon stroll.  … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino – I may have lost my mind…

Over the weekend Tim and I attended the Film Festival near San Diego. We went especially to see a 90 minute documentary movie about walking the Camino. In case you are not familiar with this “walk”, the most popular route … Continue reading

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Picture of the day ~ Red Flower

I think that this is a double Hibiscus, but I’m not sure.  I took this last February at the Thousand Oaks Botanical Gardens.  That is one of the amazing things about living in Southern California – we have flowers all year-long. … Continue reading

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LIMA, PERU ~ a Love Park, Medieval Library, Labor Party Protest and Hanging Chickens

We were down to our final time in Peru with an overnight spent in Lima.  Our hotel was in a lovely section of Miraflores, but within a few blocks the area quickly became seedy.  Still we felt safe to walk the … Continue reading

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Picture of the day ~ Lost in Green

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” ~ Martin Luther “An optimist is a person who sees a green light … Continue reading

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LAKE TITICACA: Puno, Uros Floating Islands and Taquile

High up in the Andes mountains of South America, situated between Peru and Bolivia is the largest commercially navigable lake in the world – Lake Titicaca.  By volume of water, it is also the largest lake in South America. We … Continue reading

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Picture of the day ~ Layered

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Picture of the day ~ Red Leaves

Each of the seasons brings an opportunity for nature to awe and inspire me.

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