Place

An Urban Garden

After I saw a bear in our back yard last summer, and had reports of a mama and cub tearing fences up in other yards, I decided to do most of my gardening on our balcony above the front yard this year. Out back I still have some chives and the cherry tree, however. I …

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Memories Wildlife

Early Onset Summer

I am sunburned and browning, and just returned from the interior where the mountains are lush yet the hills just east are brown and desert-like. This very morning I talked with my husband’s grandmother, who just turned 102. She, and the quick changing of seasons, reminds me that life is eternal but humans are maybe …

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The Trail Writing

Rain

Have you ever lived in a place in which it rains every day for months on end? Maybe not all day, but most of the day? Maybe not every single day, but it feels like it? It’s kind of like that where I live. But I cannot complain because without that rain, and with our …

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Running The Trail

Trail Running in 2018

My goals for next year including continuing to build my core and then starting to run again on the trails. Right now I am working out with light weights and rowing (the machine at my work’s gym is pretty neat in that it has water to build the tension, so you can hear water swishing). …

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