Happy 5th Re-Birthday to Me!
Gee willikers! Has it been five years already? As Gretchen Rubin said, "The days are long, but the years are short."
|The columns of Sagrada Familia are tree trunks|
in a large stone forest.
|The roof of Casa Batlló is topped with a dragon's spine, formed|
by colorful overlapping tiles and irrdescently shimmering mosiacs.
|Ventilation towers on the roof of La Pedrera.|
Though you can make whatever you want of these sculptures (ahem...phalluses),
they are typically referred to as "helmeted sentinels."
|Posters I have seen displayed around Barcelona.|
"Democracy! If you do not go, they win."
(Note: This poster is in Catalan -- not Spanish.)
|Barcelona, here I come!|
|My brother (BJ) and me, standing in front of Tsusiat Falls on the West Coast Trail in 2010.|
|Striking a pose at San Josef Bay in 2014.|
|Where the magic happens.|
|The sun sets in the Beartooth Mountains.|
(Red = the Great Parks North route and
Blue = the Great Divide route)
|Me -- a girl who loves cycle touring and REI.|
|It was a 20-mile roundtrip bike ride to and from the grocery store.|
I didn't mind the ride, especially since I got to see this
dreamy view of Mt Baker every time I approached the property.
|Holly, awesome rider extraordinare,|
is excited to dig into a bull pie.
|Boxes & boundaries.|
|I love bathing in forests.|
(Photo: Ferit Fındık)
|Sailing with Jake on Bonne Vie in March 2014.|
|Sailing to Catalina, with Salem on my lap.|
(Photo: Jake Brownson)
|Walking the beach at Los Frailes.|
(Photo: El Mecánico)
|Due to recent heavy rains, the desert in the north was unusually lush.|
(Photo: Ron Norton)
|Me & Duke Muir.|
|An eagle eye's view of the magical place, looking north from Reginald Hill.|
The Fulford-Burgoyne Valley, straight ahead, is nestled between
Mt Bruce (2,326 ft / 709 m) and Mt Maxwell (1,946 ft / 593 m).
If I were to turn towards the south, I would see the San Juan Islands.
|If I were to turn so that the water was at my back,|
I would see this soft, sunny spot,
begging for a picnic or a nose to be buried in a book.