Friday, April 27, 2012


After our visit to Famosa Slough in San Diego, we headed down to Ocean Beach. They had a lovely trail that was lined with flowers. I believe these are California Sunflowers.

Friday, April 20, 2012


Although I love a good visit to a zoo, I really prefer the more natural surroundings and the thrill-of-the-hunt feel of a wildlife refuge. While you are not guaranteed to see animals, catching sight of a fine furry beast or showy bird is more rewarding. This image was captured at Famosa Slough in San Diego, CA during a day trip over Easter weekend. I love his wide-legged stance.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Over Easter weekend, Jon and I flew to Arizona and spent a few days hiking and visiting family. About 2 hours from Phoenix is the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. We found isolation and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city on a hike up into Palm Canyon.

Friday, April 6, 2012


I am fortunate to live where we have access to many forest preserves. I consider them to be my playgrounds. Here's a scene from one of my favorite trails. A leisurely 40 minute hike from here and you will reach the bridge from last week's post.