12 Mile Hike and Bald Eagle Sighting

Since I hiked six miles on Saturday, I felt the need to hike twice as many on Sunday. I’m seeing the chiropractor on Wednesday, so may as well strain my body as much as possible before then, right? Seen above: A bald eagle. Male or female, I do not know. I think both are actually…

Olive Bloom

Dried up purple thistle, with olives in the background. The trees in this olive grove are in bloom. Green is returning to the grass. Look how gnarled the stumps are. Olives on the ground Sun shining on some buckeye seeds More buckeye seeds

More CrAIyon fun

I used Craiyon to generate these artificial intelligence images 🙂

Short Six Mile Hike

The one thing that actually seems to help my PTSD more than anything is exercise. So, since my mental health has been poor lately, and since I haven’t been hiking enough since I sprained my tailbone several weeks ago, I decided to force myself to go hiking today. I usually love taking long hikes. In…

Serendipity Trail

A Haibun for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge Serendipity Trail isn’t the path that I originally intended to hike, but it’s turned out to be so much better than the one my guide book recommended. Luckily, my goal was to enjoy myself, no matter what. not to simply follow directions. Without whatever misstep…

The Anna

Trees Turned us intoAncient damaged redwoodsSet us aflame during a droughtFire resistance aged our youthful faces My love for him still evergreenAlthough he cut us downThe fall brings peace The Anna was a bit of a challenge to write 🙂 Post written for Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge-Trees and My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt All photos…

Balmy Alley

My entry for Thursday Doors: Some of my favorite door murals from Balmy Alley and Calle 24 in San Francisco. I love Calle 24. It’s easy to spend a whole day there. It’s like its own little city within the city.

September Poetry Challenge

Tehachapi In Tehachapi, it felt like the wind would blow us off the mountain In Tehachapi, we found dozens of endangered Bakersfield cacti In Tehachapi, we stood at the feet of sky-scraping wind turbines Hiking breezy PCT peaks between Mojave and San Joaquin Scarves over our faces to keep the sand out of our eyes…

Greenish

My entry for Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Greenish Ducks in a green Putah Creek, UCD (University of California, Davis) Arboretum. An egret greeting its mate in the middle of a pond on Putah Creek, UCD Arboretum California Buckeye sprout, Sierra Nevada Foothills Macro shot of two mushrooms blooming in moss, Sierra Nevada Foothills Wild Canyon…