Swallow fly in chaos around their nests.

A Somewhat Transient Migration

Perhaps the famed migration of the Swallows from their winter home in Argentina to San Juan Capistrano isn’t as fleeting as the theme Transient suggests, but try taking photos of them near their nests and transience takes on a whole new meaning. The nesting swallows flit back and forth so quickly that trying to capture…

watercraft lined up for leisure

There is Order in Our Leisure Spaces

Putting some Order in our leisure spaces is challenging. Human beings need order and structure to cope with the complexities of life. We may try to act like we don’t care about order, but if someone didn’t organize the watercraft on the dock, gaining access to them could be chaotic and unsafe. “Chaos often breeds…

Aero (left) really is a friend to Brodie.

Canine Companions

The theme of the weekly photo challenge is Friend. He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. Author Unknown Not…

Snow in May creates a fleeting moment.

Evanescent Spring Snow

The weekly photo challenge suggests sharing our fleeting moments, those memories that will soon disappear and pass out of sight. “It’s a moment that I am after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment!” Andrew Wyeth When spring and summer descent upon Northern California, you know it! But when winter descends onto a perfectly…

A Tortoise Crossed the Road

Not So Fleet-Footed

I took a much-needed bike ride today in the cool morning breeze and stopped to see a tortoise crossing the bike trail. The Park Ranger dutifully guarded the little guy as he slowly ambled his way across the trail, making sure cyclists didn’t accidentally run him over. I hadn’t planned to post for the Weekly…

Park Swings begging for children

Our Leisure Heritage

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure. Laurence J. Peter Our Heritage of leisure, recreation and play has roots deep in our government infrastructure. Not just here in the US, but in most countries world-wide. This is not a post about a political statement (Heaven forbid!), but rather a reminder of the…