I would probably self-identify as a female rural West Coast (of USA) Caucasian, but that wouldn't include, as labels often don't, my journey from a small monocultural mill town to a solo sabbatical in six countries (in '91). Now I'm on to the exciting sojourn of retirement (from full-time worklife five years ago). I love travel and art and aesthetics, as well as almost all cats and dogs I've met. This blog is just for fun and experimenting with the tools. It should be amusing...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Meanwhile, back at home...

Jack keeps an eye on his garden's production, featuring endless cherry tomatoes...


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Summer in September

The fields face Mt. Shasta...this week, heading south, thousands and thousands of geese are noisily flying over, seemingly early!


Monday, September 21, 2009

More Scenes for You

The merry fiddler fiddles for the cows and the rest of us...


More Scenes from The Ranch We Love to Visit

Someone's always busy in the kitchen, especially with a grand garden!


One of our Favorite Places is The Ranch

Just twenty minutes from our place, but in a very different micro-climate, the Cardoza ranch is a favorite destination all year long. Now at harvest time, fruit and flowers and veggies abound. Here are some pix from a recent visit.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Summer is waning...

...but you can't tell by the weather, only through a very few little leaves and ferns which have already turned yellow and red. Yesterday we hiked from a McCloud, CA campground up to the gorgeous Middle Falls, a two-pronged waterfall with lovely clear pools and rushing crystal waters. Here's a short video of the falls I found on YouTube.

The area around Mt. Shasta is rich with forested sites, mountain lakes and streams. Come enjoy them!