Category Archives: The Natural World

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

Chocolate espresso cake + dogs = No-No!

No matter where you live or what your religious beliefs, press *7 if your end-of-year festivities includes way too much over-indulging in festive foods. I thought so….my switchboard’s jammed with your star-sevens. Though this post is about *food* I’m not … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, The Natural World, Tutto va bene, Wondering | Tagged , , , , , | 40 Comments

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture in Nature!

Nature? Most of us city dwellers aren’t paying attention, we’re so busy multi-tasking with text messages, emails, and the constant chattering in our head-phones, that even when a noisy flocks of parrots or crows flies over our heads, we don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, The Natural World | Tagged , , , , | 68 Comments

Hiking in California: Backbone Trail – Segment 8

I wasn’t able to join our little group when they walked the last segment of the Backbone Trail on Saturday November 3, 2012, because I’ve been “feeling poorly”, but it gives me much pleasure to tell you that one of … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, The Natural World, Tutto va bene, Wondering | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

If you said to me “Quick what do you think of if I say “water?” I’d say: the ocean. One of my favorite photos of the ocean, is this one (below) which I use on my “masthead” at the top … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, The Natural World, Wondering | Tagged , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: my Escape along the Camino

Why was it so important for me to walk along the Camino to Santiago earlier this spring? Did I just need to Escape to a simpler time, and place far-far away from electronic gadgets, multi-tasking and long commutes? You can … Continue reading

Posted in Not America, Photography, The Natural World, Tutto va bene, Wandering | Tagged , , , | 39 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

This post is part of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.  The topic this week is “Silhouette”. When we heard that the full moon on May 5th 2012 was going to be a large, bright “supermoon”, Mr F and I hiked … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, The Natural World, Wondering | Tagged , , , , , , | 39 Comments

Hiking in California: Backbone Trail Segment 7

My blogging buddy Robin (from Life in the Bogs) invited us all to join her on a walk or hike during the week of October 8 – 14. This post is part of “Let’s Walk”.   On Saturday October 13 six … Continue reading

Posted in America, Photography, The Natural World, Tutto va bene, Wondering | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 72 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

1. It rained yesterday. That’s *big* news in Los Angeles. We haven’t had rain in months. The storm brought dramatic looking clouds with it, and while it was still raining the *biggest* rainbow I’ve ever seen spread across the sky … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, The Natural World | Tagged , , , , , , | 47 Comments

Hiking in L.A: Backbone Trail – Six on Segment Six

Backbone Trail Map I don’t know why I get so backlogged.  I still haven’t blogged about our last hike on the Backbone Trail. On June 16 – i.e. three months ago – six of us hiked Segment Six of the Trail. … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, The Natural World, Tutto va bene | Tagged , , , | 30 Comments

A hike along Canada’s Bruce Trail

Mr F and I were in Canada last week. On Labor Day Monday we hiked on the Bruce Trail. The Bruce Trail: is a hiking trail in southern and central Ontario is Canada’s oldest and longest continuous footpath is about … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, The Natural World, Tutto va bene, Wandering | Tagged , , , , , | 41 Comments