Bridge through the redwoods

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The Crashing Waves of Wilder Ranch

I went hiking alone today while Phoebe had her first day of Kindergarten.  Usually when I go to Wilder Ranch, I stay on the trail and hold her hand to keep her safe but since I was there by myself, I was able to hang out at the cliff edges and marvel at the power of the waves against the dramatic landscape.

I miss my mountains…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALiving in Santa Cruz is incredible and beautiful but these are the mountains I miss, rich with sagebrush and chaparral in the Sespe Wilderness.  Some people say if you grow up near mountains, you’ll always feel a need to be close to them.  Perhaps for you it’s the wide open sky above grasslands, an ocean, a river, or the desert.  Phoebe is growing up in several natural environments around California.  I wonder what she will feel a need for…