Deep Creek Hot Springs Hike

I haven't actually blogged about a specific hike yet. I figure this is as good a time as any. Last Saturday I went on a hike with three different groups to a lovely spot east of Apple Valley in the San Bernardino mountains. Deep Creek is an extremely popular clothing optional hiking destination. I have met people from…Read more Deep Creek Hot Springs Hike

The Wild Child Grows Old

From a while ago....   I’m on a long solo hike. I’m naked - but the good part starts when I forget I’m naked - I just am! It becomes the default state. The world shrinks to the sun on my back, the cool wind across sweat, the relentless pendulum of my legs. The sounds of the…Read more The Wild Child Grows Old

Meet Charlotte and her web

This is Charlotte  - Charlie for short. She is a female daddy longlegs spider, aka cellar spider, family Pholcidae. I've been watching her since she was a tiny spiderling who happened to show up in the corner outside a window. My, my, they grow up so fast!     It is a good place for her. It is…Read more Meet Charlotte and her web

Clouds

Yesterday was a long time coming. It has been since April that I have had a hike of any significance. My muscles have probably atrophied, my cardiovascular fitness declined. There has been a series of unfortunate events, each one reducing my hiking time. Trying to get back into the swing of things. Last Saturday did a little out…Read more Clouds

On sharing and judging.

A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands. Her mum came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile; my sweetie, could you give your mum one of your two apples? The girl looked up at her mum for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one… via…Read more On sharing and judging.