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Feathered Gang War

Aerial dogfights kept us entertained at lunchtime out in the patio today, three red shouldered hawks against about 4 ravens, diving and twisting like war movie fighters. It was all too quick for photography, as dozens of smaller birds fled the trees in front of us. Eventually one of the hawks stopped in an oak tree in our back yard. ...

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Hite Cove Wildflower Hike- Part 2

As we reached the end of our trail, we started seeing many different remnants of the old mining days including the remains of an old suspension bridge, rusty mining equipment and the remains of hand stacked old rock buildings that made up the old town.

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Just a Day's Work

Hi all. I haven’t found much wildlife here in Sonoma county, so here’s what i did today on Saint Patrick’s Day, It’s sheepdog trials, outside of Santa Rosa on a beautiful ranch, one judge from Scotland, the other Ireland.

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Hite Cove Wildflower Hike- Part 1

Hite Cove Hike With Wildflowers & The Mining Ghost Town of HiteFamous for its wildflowers and ghost town, this springtime hike is a must see for its annual California Poppy display. Although the entire hike is about 8 miles, the best poppy viewing is within the first mile or so. Mid March through April is prime viewing time and the ...

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Stevenson Falls Hike

Stevenson Falls cascades down 300 feet above the road and another 200 feet below the bridge. That is a lot of water! The first wildflowers of the spring season were an added bonus.

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The Evolution of a Thing We Call Friendship

Shakespeare once said, “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” I have never met a single person who doesn’t have a friend. There are so many different types of friendship, but I think there is only one type that we as humans really need. That one type would be faithful, true friends. How do we ...

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The Far North

Chapter Three of our Alaska Adventure! We were at the halfway point of our month long journey from our home in Oakhurst, CA. We had driven the Alaska Highway and toured the Kenai Peninsula. Now we were headed North. We were camping in our car, an old Toyota 4-Runner. During the past 8 days, we traveled around the Southern part ...

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In Search of the Lone Sequoia. . .

We searched and found the Lone Giant Sequoia near Fish Camp! I had heard of it but had never ventured into the Miami Motorcycle Trails Area and was curious what was there. Don’t let the word “motorcycle” scare you off from venturing into this off road vehicle area. We only saw one on our adventure. If you are looking for ...

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