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Where we walk - I spend almost everyday walking all around my garden. There is always something new to see. I check for newly emerging plants, things ready to bloom, even for insect or animal damage. I see all the interesting tasks I need to do. Walking all around there brings such joy!
This is Croxteth Hall and Country Park. Once the country estate of The Molyneux family the Earls of Sefton. An Edwardian mansion with a Victorian walled garden, horses, highland cows, a farm, a cafe and lots of fresh air! I’ve walked there in every season but a brisk early morning winter’s walk is a must to see the vast acres of grass coated in a frosty shimmer.
When you regularly walk the same route, you see all the small changes that seasons , and people, bring.
During this stay-at-home era in California, my homestead has truly become my heaven on earth. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains amidst the “Three Magical Miles”, our beloved Blanch Ranch is always buzzing with activity and life. The trail of bees around my home represents my daily stroll - from the labyrinth to the apiary, the Ranch is ripe with sunflower patches, vegetable gardens, log hives, and wild peacocks. On any given day, you are sure to see bikers on Mulholland Highway zipping down to the beach, or a zipliner dashing to and fro from the Adventure Haus. The view from the hilltop art studio inspires much creative joy, and reminds me to take one step and one day at a time.
My home away from home, the British Virgin Islands! Sunday mornings were hiking days and I had a few lucky occasions to join in on the fun. Walks in the rain or even getting caught in the bush without a machete still bring up fond memories. One small hike even brought us to a kayak spot for a little trip around the bay. With the help of our fearless hiking leader, this map was created as the group continues to hike around the island and provide me video and photo updates while being locked in Colorado. I can’t wait for our new adventures!
In the early 1990s, we went on an Owl Prowl at Green Point Nature Center led by Ray Clay, a volunteer for the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge. I was amazed at Mr. Clay’s owl-calling abilities, sense of humor, and activism. Mr. Clay passed away in March of 1994. In April of 1994, the Refuge planted an ornamental plum tree on its premises in his honor. Even though Owl Prowls continue to be held, I feel very privileged that Mr. Clay was our guide.
Here is my entry for the “Where We Walk” challenge. This map shows a family hike we love along the Mist Trail in beautiful Yosemite National Park. It features some picturesque landmarks that can be enjoyed along the way and my two favorite hiking buddies make an appearance as well. I love that daddy and daughter enjoy the outdoors together!
This summer I worked at Yellowstone National Park and the geyser basin was my literal backyard. With predicted and spontaneous eruptions, there was always something new to see while walking among the thermal features.