All posts filed under: Left Coast Travel

Up Close & Personal … The Marbled Godwit

Whenever visit Sonoma County, California, I stop by Bodega Head and Doran Beach. Most visits I’ll go there several times. The beaches there are simply spectacular! And rarely crowded. During my last visit, as I was driving along Westshore Road toward the town of Bodega Bay, […]

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Autumn Magic at the Oregon Garden

Can you hear the leaves crunching underfoot?  water striders and sunlit autumn afternoons always float my boat. Late October was the perfect time to visit the Oregon Garden for fall colors. Four large brick reflecting pools and and forty brick planters occupy this garden plaza. Each […]

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Happy Friday from Downtown Portland!

Check out this view! Gorgeous, isn’t it? Happy Friday from the 30th floor terrace in Downtown Portland!  A view of Pioneer Courthouse Square and the Pioneer Courthouse with the Willamette River, SE Portland and the Cascade Range in the background. Mount Hood was hidden behind the clouds. Have […]

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Zunday Zen … The Magical Redwood Forest

  Sequoia sempervirens the world’s tallest, living trees.  There’s not much one can say about these incredibly beautiful, long-lived, resilient, fire-resistant and evergreen sky scraping giants! Even on a warm day the air within the forest stays reasonably cool. There’s really nothing else quite like it! […]

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Zunday Zen … Monday … Monday!

   tranquil Lake Ralphine’s sweet Monday morning magic to start the week right      One of my favorite spots to visit in Sonoma County is Howarth Park. it’s located in the southeast part of Santa Rosa, right on Summerfield Road. One of its draws […]

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Up Close & Personal … The American Dipper

For Sandi! That same afternoon where I listend to Daniel’s fabulous cello music in Lithia Park, I had another unexpected encounter along one of the walking paths. Strolling south along Ashland Creek, I crossed the creek on one of the wooden bridges. Just past the […]

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Meditation in Moment … Earth Day

Phoenix Rising from the Ashes, Sonoma County Fair 2018 Sunday night, October 8, 2017, I went to bed excited because the next morning I was going to leave for my annual road trip to California. I had packed my car and was ready. This trip […]

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