Half Dome View from Glacier Point

Sunday Stills: The People’s National #Parks

Did you know that today, Sunday, August 25th is the National Park Service Anniversary? So what, right? The NPS celebrates this day along with two other days with FREE entrance to all US national parks! “For the first time in human history, land—great sections of our national landscape—was set aside, not for kings or noblemen …

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Happy spring poppies!

Prolific Poppies

As a blogger, do you ever get a sense of deja'vu with that nagging feeling that you have posted something similar before? When I saw the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme Prolific, I remembered this word and something to do with poppies. And guess what? I searched google and found my own post from three years …

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Welcome to Waikiki

Lusting for Travel

Why did the traveler cross the road? To satisfy her wanderlust, of course! If that is even possible. I have barely been off the North American continent, the furthest travel spots being Mexico and Hawaii. But I am willing to pack for any kind of adventure! Referring to the "Polaroid" above, it has been over …

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California palm trees weather the winter storm.

On Such a Winter’s Day

Winter storms seem to be everywhere in the US this weekend. If we were having coffee, I would get you a steaming mug of coffee or tea and tell you about my week. But since I have to keep it short today, I am going to just show you a photo of my California winter. …

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Dry-Marigolds

One Word Photo Challenge: Drought

Yeah, I know, another post about the California drought, yada yada. But, appropriately, drought is the subject of this week's One Word Photo Challenge hosted by the talented Jennifer Nichole Wells. My poor marigolds didn't quite make it. I even replanted their seeds, but no. Too hot, too dry. Here is our official watering schedule. …

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Dry-July-Flowers

Dry July: Monthly Photo Challenge

Dry is still the theme in my photos for the monthly photo challenge hosted by Cardinal Guzman. Last month I posted for June and called it "Dry June." Since I am so clever and it is still dry, and it rhymes with July, there you have the title of this post. Not a lot of photos to …

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California-Polar-Bears

Polar Bear Plunge California Style

To start out their New Year, willing participants jump into the frigid waters of a public pool. This day the air temp was 50 degrees and the water temperature a crisp 39 degrees. The woman in the middle wearing the water wings was a local media anchor who participated. The event was a fund-raiser for …

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