Category Archives: The Natural World

animals, plants, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, water issues,

“T” is for Trevor from Texas

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Kahlil Gibran I’m really tired. I wasn’t going to write a post today.  … Continue reading

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no place for sissies in the Wild West

“There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Found Turtle

“A turtle travels only when it sticks its neck out.” – Korean Proverb   This post is part of Cee’s Wordless Wednesday    

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earthday 2013

A short post for this year’s Earth Day. The bad news according to Environment California  There are 100 million tons of trash in the North Pacific Gyre. In some parts of the Pacific, plastic outweighs plankton six to one. The … Continue reading

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Observe times three …

FrizzText’s weekly challenge is now at “O“. 1. Observe. I saw this guy at the Museum. He told me it takes him two hours to get his hair looking like this: Flat iron Blow dry Hair spray Hair glue called … Continue reading

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a walk in my neighborhood

Condition your body to get up every day and go for a walk. Before I walked on the Camino I learned to make walking my state of being, something I integrated into my life, not an exercise or a chore … Continue reading

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lost in the details…

This post is part of “WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge” Lost in the details  According to my car thermometer it was 87 degrees F at 2:30pm today. On warm spring days like today I could almost do a Baryshnikov-type ballet leap … Continue reading

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home = snowshoes or walk on the beach?

Last Saturday night Monty Carlo woke us up at 4 a.m when he heard someone banging on our neighbor’s door. I heard a man say, “It’s Jason, I’m looking for my wife. Where’s Stephanie?” I didn’t hear the answer. Mr … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

WordPress photo challenge this week is My 2012 in pictures. 2012 was an exciting, eventful, wonderful year for me.  I fulfilled a long-time personal challenge to walk along the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, my beautiful daughter got married in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Del·i·cate

These lines have been left blank for the words the Sandy Hook Elementary children and their teachers didn’t get a chance to say…   R.I.P. After a neighbor gave me a pot of green stick-like thingies which he claimed was a … Continue reading

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