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When I was in grade school, one of my most memorable homework assignments was to choose a tree and watch it over time. We were to draw a picture of it in a notebook, observe bark, branch, and leaf, note … Continue reading
When we first moved to Santa Barbara County, we lived for a year or so in a little apartment on a horse ranch on the outskirts of Solvang, and we used to enjoy wandering from there through miles of fields … Continue reading
Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and I chose to spend it hiking in the Santa Barbara mountains with some very strong women. A couple of us sported red tops, whether by chance or intent, but we didn’t make proclamations, talk about politics, or … Continue reading
Grass Mountain on a Sunday morning in February. I’d show you some views, but as you can see, there weren’t any. We walked through clouds and sometimes downright rain. It was chilly at times, and muddy too. Oh well. Once … Continue reading
I’ve looked up at that familiar mountain for many years and finally hiked it today with Steve and Monte. It’s not a particularly high peak…3685 feet at the summit…but it’s lovely and distinctive, and hiking to the top seemed like … Continue reading
An old man was watching me work on my scarf as we sat side by side in a waiting room this morning. “When I was a little boy in Denmark,” he said, “I used to hold out my hands for … Continue reading
At midnight, the stars were glittering like sequins. There was a light on in the house next door. All the windows were open, but the air was still and summer-warm. I thought about the snow falling on the East coast, … Continue reading
Yesterday I went for a hike with the Santa Ynez Valley Women Hikers, a group started thirty-five years ago by the amazing Lloyd Mills. It was fun being with such a spirited group of women — I must say there are some … Continue reading