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Travelogue: Cape Breton Island Part One

July 25-26, 2017
While Cape Breton Island is part of the province of Nova Scotia, it has a look and feel all its own. European influences arrived early in these eastern extremes of North America. 1,941 more words


Walk into the light

“It was here in Old Town that Saint Junípero Serra celebrated his First Holy Mass in California on July 2, 1769, near the site of the present Immaculate Conception Church, and it was on the hill overlooking Old Town that he planted the cross which marked the site of the Mission and the Presidio.”  This is a direct quote from the website of the… 305 more words


Brief intermission

I have been away at a conference in Washington, DC.  Until I have a chance to get back out into the  garden, please enjoy this portrait with significant horticultural content that I saw while touring the National Gallery of Art during my lunch break. 114 more words


The Great Escape by Keith Stevens

Have you ever come home from work after a really stressful day, and had that conversation with your partner about “giving it all up” and finding a better way to live? 883 more words


Inertia by Cindy Skaggs

Hiking 14ers, mountain peaks over 14,000 feet, is a sport in Colorado. Some climb the same mountain every year, counting time with each climb. Some work years, even decades, to climb all the 14ers in the state (there are 54). 1,924 more words


a williams kind of town

jeff said you can see docklands from where we stood but either i wasn’t looking far enough or my sense of orientation is shot because for the life of me, i didn’t even know exactly where we were. 677 more words


Onward to Vancouver

A few days on Vancouver was a great way to start our visit to Canada’s beautiful west coast. Family and friends always make a visit enjoyable. 852 more words