Tag Archives: California

More California Gold

I love orange flowers, California golden poppies most of all. They draw and keep my eyes with a power unlike any other color or blossom. These images are of some of the poppies in our front yard. My eyes are … Continue reading

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If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti ~ Source: https://soulgatherings.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/todays-quote-1813/#respond With Love, Russ

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Mystery Bird & Beach Day

Anyone know what kind of bird this is? My Beloved and I saw four of them in  a large tree as we explored a trail along the San Lorenza River near Capitola, California this afternoon. She suggested we drop everything … Continue reading

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Overflowing with Love

Our son Brian and his family’s eighteen-day visit from Maryland to our not-so-sunny California shores came to an end in the early-morning hours today. Our son Ben and his family joined us every day, and our daughter Stephanie visited multiple … Continue reading

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Among Giants

My Beloved and I hiked along Purissima Creek through giant redwoods, luscious ferns, waterfalls, fields of horsetails, and flowering redwood sorrel today. It was a gorgeous day. We’re grateful to live so close to so much beauty. With Love, Russ  

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A Golden Moment

I’d been sitting at my desk a little too long yesterday and decided to take a five minute break to see what beautiful and interesting things I could experience and capture with my phone camera. The images above are the first in … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Replenishment

My Beloved and I have been on a mini-vacation and plan to return home today. These photos were taken from the enclosed balcony adjoining our bedroom of the place we love to stay when we’re in the Monterey/Carmel/Pacific Grove Area. … Continue reading

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Beauty and Photography

(My apologies in advance to those who are experiencing bitter cold weather. This is not meant to be a bragging post. It is an appreciation and gratitude post, and perhaps a “Spring is coming” hopeful post for anyone who can … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Want To Listen Either”

Little Johnny was in kindergarten. There was a another boy in his class who wasn’t listening to the teacher. The teacher said to the boy, “Since you don’t want to listen, you sit at that table by yourself.” After a … Continue reading

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Great Ideas!

I love to discover ways that people creatively make life better for themselves and others. Here are two that I just learned about: Accessible Playgrounds I just saw a wonderful photo that shows two children in wheelchairs happily playing on … Continue reading

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