If you haven’t driven through the country lately, streams are gurgling and wildflowers are in bloom. Our foothills community calendars are bursting with springtime festivals and events you won’t want to miss.
California is sprouting new growth. The rivers and creeks are running, and everywhere we look, the landscape is lush and green and dotted with wildflowers. If you haven’t taken a drive through the country lately, what are you waiting for?
In a recent issue of Men’s Fitness magazine, an interesting article appeared called “Knight Fever.” Several pages were devoted to the fitness training and techniques of a new genre of athleticism: the medieval combat sport Battle of the Nations.
Once the fog clears and tiny buds appear on surrounding trees, not only is it a sign that spring is here – or just around the corner – it means events are filling calendars in our foothills communities.
I’m amazed at life lessons and spiritual analogies found in simple things outdoors – like tiny clumps of grass growing in cracks of pavement, and miniature oaks surviving in crevices between slabs of rock. Water, sunlight and a little bit of dirt are all that’s needed for living things to grow.
On this Valentine’s weekend, what are your plans? Where will you and your sweetheart celebrate? And when’s the last time you spent a day in the high country on the slopes, playing in mounds of white stuff?
When it comes to Yosemite, there’s good news and bad. With a rock slide closing the west entrance, storms canceling traditional holiday visits, and iconic name changes, Yosemite National Park has been in the news a lot lately.
I love this last week of the year – sort of the calm after the holiday storm. My email inbox doesn’t fill up. There aren’t as many phone calls coming in. With school out, a little vacation time squeezed in, relatives visiting, and a fridge full of good food, there’s a kind of lull.