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...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Michael and Kathi

Here we are on the way to Cliff Lake. Paul Goethal of Belgium took this picture of the fiddler and wife, who's bringing furniture for their picnic.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Little yellow leaves

Folks, I've had some great technical help (thanks, Jeremy!) and we think we've discovered why some pictures haven't been showing up for you (since Oct. 10th).

This is a test picture, loaded through Blogger. Apparently those loaded through Picasa2 are now staying on the local host and not being transfered to Blogger. Cyberbummer. Apologies, and I'll fix pix asap...(done) ~Kathi


Fall brushes the landscape with new patterns of color

And uh-oh, winter can't be too far behind. Any catlovers out there who love snow sports and would like to exchange a WARM place for a month or so here in the frozen, but beautiful woods?! Howzabout Florida? Texas? Mexico?!


Part of the Shasta River near the ranch

You can almost see the many big spawning fish in the reedy shallows!


The lone apricot on our friends' ranch

Autumn brings gorgeous contrasts here in the far north state.


The trail beside Lake Siskiyou

This long trail goes almost all around the lake, and is lovely all year long.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Few More Tennis Lovers

Our Two Hannahs!
OLE Amigos!

Michele double dips.


Tennis Collage?

Let's see if this works...hmmmm, no. It only published a few of the collage items. This Blogger is hit and miss...but here are a few folks from our class, including a nice smile from our fearless teacher Rod.


Rod's Well-Behaved Tennis Class

Part of the gang from Rod K's fall '09 tennis class, known to hit the brewery after class on Thursdays. Love those creative drills!


Visiting Cliff Lake

Marleen and Paul enjoy another adventure in Siskiyou County, USA with new friends. Thanks for the (real!) Belgian waffles and all the fun. Come back soon!