January 2, 2015

trail miles and trail food

enjoying winter time on the trail, in the fog and in the cold ~ green tea and treats, long miles and joyous conversation 

December 10, 2014

while out walking

this small plant ~ solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade) catches my eye on my morning walk at Bald Hill.  the last bits of it growing along the water with the brightest of berries.  it became my "15 minutes to rest the mind" exercise yesterday.

October 14, 2014

rainy day muse

a quote to share from Henry D. Thoreau

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. . . . In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness."

October 6, 2014

where I rest my mind

alpine lake along the Canyon Creek Meadow trail 

natures gifts

I am usually on the look out for interesting pieces of nature that speak to me ~ "eyes" of trees are my favorite

my love taking in the beauty of Three Fingered Jack, part of the chain of mountains in the Oregon Cascades

this boulder was much taller than me ~ another incredible nature study

September 21, 2014

September 16, 2013

cape perpetua

hiked cape perpetua via the gwynn creek trail - fern forest ending near the coast line