Category Archives: Nature

Cool and Soothing Waters

Taking a break from work to share a dip in a mountain stream with my son: priceless. Continue reading

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Not Quite Paradise

Whether we’re traveling through the Mojave or Walnut River Valley, it’s what we carry inside us that determines whether we live in Paradise or Purgatory. Continue reading

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Mixed Blessings

Even while I might resent having to mow the grass every three or four days, I am grateful for fresh tomatoes, sweet corn and hot, homegrown peppers.. Continue reading

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A Green Valley in the Heat of Summer

Unexpected beauty offered its own bit of respite on a searing summer day… and a fitting metaphor for our travels as well. Continue reading

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Out of the Blue

Although the unexpected can sometimes be unpleasant or embarrassing, we need reminding from time to time that much of this life is not under our control. Continue reading

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Easy Alternatives

Sometimes we put up with what we have because it seems like too much work to change it. I might convince myself I’m being “tolerant” when really I’m just being lazy… Continue reading

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Resting in the Shadows of the Moon

Sitting on the deck with the one you love, talking about things that matter and watching the moon–there are worse reasons for staying up late! Continue reading

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