A mid-winter picnic

January 14, 2015

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Take my hand and come with us. Come high up on the mountain, away from the winter ocean fog, above the clouds, into the sun. Come hike the sky line Baden Powell trail for a while. Fall in love with the dogs and mourn as their owners tug them away. Explore the winter weeds and the new spring greening. Don’t worry, I’ve packed some hot tea and some nourishing soup.

Listen to the birds.

X marks the spot.
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Toast, my drawing challenge
Walking with the Sandhill Cranes

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  • Reply bkdonegan January 14, 2015 at 9:45 am

    looks like a fantastic time with your loved ones 🙂

    • Reply Veronica January 15, 2015 at 6:29 am

      We had a lovely time. 😀

  • Reply forestpoppy January 14, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Lovely. What a beautiful day! Juliex

    • Reply Veronica January 15, 2015 at 6:29 am

      Thank you so much Julie. X

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks January 14, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Nice! BTW, I had a relative (long since dead now) who had been named Baden Powell by his parents in honour of Sir BP. Never met anyone else with that name though, lol!

    • Reply Veronica January 15, 2015 at 6:21 am

      You’re kidding! Actually, that’s kind of cool. 😀 What was BP’s first name again…Robert (just looked it up). 😀

  • Reply kmmig January 14, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Beautiful post! I felt like I took a walk with you – thanks! Karen

    • Reply Veronica January 15, 2015 at 6:20 am

      Aw, I’m so glad. 😀

  • Reply africanaussie January 14, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Oh my! that scenery is awesome! love the x in the sky!

    • Reply Veronica January 15, 2015 at 6:18 am

      Honestly, I couldn’t believe it when I saw that perfect X. 😀 We don’t often get high contrails because the international airport is a few miles away and this Pacific coast line is the end of the road…so to speak…so when I do see them, I’m so excited. 😀

  • Reply Marian Bonelli January 15, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Thank you! I enjoyed the walk, I breathed deeply and relaxed along the way! Mxx
    ps Looking forward to ‘Toast’ blog tomorrow, got mine pending posting! Lol
    pps Check out Oxford local news, some very bad fires in the council offices and nearby x

    • Reply Veronica January 15, 2015 at 6:09 am

      I’m so glad my friend, and am also so looking forward to our toast! So very much. 😀

      Checking out poor Oxford now. 🙁

      • Reply Veronica January 15, 2015 at 6:15 am

        Holy smokes! There are some angry, evil people in this world. That bunch of arson attacks is much further south then we are, but it’s so awful, isn’t it?

        • Reply Marian Bonelli January 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

          A 47yr old man arrested, but will we find out why he has done this terrible thing, thankfully no-one hurt mx

  • Reply Melodye Shore January 15, 2015 at 3:27 am

    So inviting! Keep the tea & soup hot–I’ll be there as soon as I can.

    • Reply Veronica January 15, 2015 at 6:05 am

      That would be great Melodye. You’d get some seasons and I’d get your sweet company. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein January 15, 2015 at 9:55 am

    oh that looks like it was a crisply cold but lovely day/outing you had … i think you need a dog

  • Reply Ida P. Krause January 15, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Looks like you had a grand time with your winter picnic. Nice warm beverages and soups are perfect for that. Loved your x marks the spot shot.

  • Reply dayphoto January 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    It doesn’t even look like winter there! I loved this series of photos and your walk!


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