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Fireplace

Row. Row, Row Your Boat

New Year’s Eve weekend between 2015 and 2016.  The Mountain Man and I decided to take a trip up north along the coast.   Neither of us is particularly fond of the ocean…and we had only known each 8 weeks. Outside of traveling up to his home near Redding, we had not been on an overnight trip together. […]

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Camping cabin

A Weekend in Duncans Mills

Last year I spent the weekend in Boonville at the Not-S0-Simple Living Fair.  One of the highlights of the event was the fact that at some point during the weekend, an anonymous camper came to my campsite and fixed and rebuilt the tent that I had so poorly constructed. I wrote about this episode – complete with […]

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Miss Daisy’s Magical Musical Wonderland

I recently spent the night in the big tipi at Miss Daisy’s Magical Musical Wonderland in Sebastopol, California. A friend of mine was having a sing-a-long and decided to hold it at Miss Daisy’s. Although Miss Daisy’s Magical Musical Wonderland is only a few miles from my house, the opportunity to sleep in a tipi and […]

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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy […]

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Beach with two people

A Day at the Beach

  I recently took this picture along the Sonoma County coast.  I don’t remember exactly where – but someone who saw it said “Jenner”, so I’ll go with that. We had pulled off of Highway 1 into a turnout where several other cars were parked. It was a typically overcast day. What you don’t see (or […]

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No smoking sign

Georgetown, California

During fits of misplaced ambition, I join meetup groups.  Right now I belong to nine of them.  This doesn’t count other meetup groups that I have joined over the years which have dissolved. Most of them are food related – vegan and raw food.  I watch the meeting announcements fly through my inbox and rarely engage with any of […]

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Duncan's Mills Railway Depot

Duncan’s Mills, California

Felt like doing some urban photography.  “Urban” meaning buildings.  I do a lot of landscapes and nature photography (and love it), but it was time to stretch my wings. I wasn’t feeling so well that Sunday morning. My post-chemo neuropathy had woken me up in the middle of the night and by the morning I […]

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Old Hay Storage building

The Petaluma Riverfront Warehouse District

One sunny weekend morning in July Joshua and I headed down to Petaluma’s Riverfront Warehouse District (also referred to as the Warehouse Waterfront District). Bounded on the east by the Petaluma River, the riverfront warehouse district has a long history of mixed use – housing, industrial, and retail. The district’s eclectic nature continues up until the present day. […]

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A SofA Doorway

My Life As A Pekingese

I woke up on Sunday feeling not that great.  When I was combing my hair, my left leg started aggravating me, like it did when I was on chemo.  I know this sign and I know that It was just a matter of hours before I start limping, followed by a total systems collapse, including depression […]

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Autumn Leaves on Wet Asphalt

The Power of Friendship: Sweetwater Springs Road and Geyser Peak Road

I met Michael several years ago when he moved to the same Petaluma apartment complex I lived in.  He was my downstairs neighbor. About a year after I met Michael, I left Petaluma for the nearby community of Rohnert Park. RP was a crazy year. It’s a tract home / big box store / highway overpass […]

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Orange flower at Sonoma Horticutural Nursery

Sonoma Horticultural Nursery

It was time to hang out again with my friend Paul, the ladykiller. He had enjoyed a busy weekend so far, dancing the night away on Friday and attending a potluck dinner on Saturday. Both evenings had been punctuated by a regular stream of ladies inquiring if “he had a girlfriend”. By now it was a […]

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Green String Farm

A Trip to the Farm and Warm Persimmon Bread

It’s January – and although it’s been a dry winter so far, that hasn’t kept the chill away, especially at night. Cooking and baking have been a favorite cold weather activity at the house. I have started making homemade pizzas and recently purchased some Roma tomatoes at the grocery store to use as a topping. […]

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The Francis Ford Coppola Winery – Geyserville, CA

On the way back from our trip to Philo, Yorkville and Boonville, Joshua suggested that we stop at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery for dessert. Dessert? Don’t need to ask me twice! From the moment the car left the freeway, we were transported into another world. Francis Ford Coppola is quoted as saying that he […]

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Sea Ranch, California

The Sea Ranch is a community of private homes, sited with careful attention to the natural landscape along a 10-mile stretch of the Sonoma County coast in Northern California.  (The Sea Ranch Association) It had been a long time since I had been to Sea Ranch.  Many years ago, a friend had access to a family house […]

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A home in the Cherry Street historic district

Tarantula Woman visits Santa Rosa

When I woke up on the morning of Sunday, October 31st, I was a more than a little surprised to run into a stranger in the bathroom. She had long blond disheveled hair and was covered in tarantula tattoos. The person in the bathroom turned out to be me – the original Miss Priss – […]

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