Beautiful Winter Season

Much to everyone’s surprise it still hasn’t snowed in the High Desert and my kids, who were looking forward to making snow angels were a little disappointed. Our mornings are chilly and the nights are long and cold.  It has rained a lot lately, causing flooding, mudslides and other property damages. Even though we didn’t…

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Rescued Hummingbird

This afternoon we rescued a hummingbird from the garage. The tiny bird went in while we were all busy in the backyard and some how couldn’t get out even though the doors were wide open. For almost fifteen minutes, it kept flying high hitting the ceiling and becoming distressed. It seems that these tiny birds…

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Smoke From The Mountain

Most Fridays we drive down the Hill to get away from the High Desert heat. This morning however, we decided to stay put and visit a few nurseries. As we drove to Lowe’s early in the afternoon, we saw thick dark smoke rising over the mountain. We heard over the radio that a fast-moving wildfire…

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Beautiful Foggy Morning

I awoke to a beautiful foggy morning and even though it was quite cold outside, I  grabbed my camera and headed out to capture the moment before it became just a memory. In the backyard on a large and bare Mulberry Tree, sat a lone bird. A couple of hours later, the sun rose and…

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A Cold Winter

It’s been very cold lately in the High Desert and we are spending time enjoying the company of one another. A couple of weeks ago, we woke up to a freezing morning fog. A few days later I noticed the formation of thick clouds over the mountains, which rapidly turned into snow. It’s a breathtaking…

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Still Pictures: Full Moon Rising

What an absolutely lovely Full Moon tonight. It was delightful watching it rise above the mountains. “The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.” — Confucius…

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