Category Archives: photography

Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs

I know that I’ve been doing a lot more picture posting than writing lately, but there is just so much to see here in Palm Springs and I am trying not to miss a thing. Our hike through Tahquitz Canyon … Continue reading

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Indian Canyons, Palm Springs CA

It has been way too long since I’ve walked a distance in the peace and calm of nature. Indian Canyons was an experience of a lifetime and rather than write about it I believe that the best way to share … Continue reading

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The Morning Person

It’s 5:00 AM this Saturday morning and while most folks are still sleeping here I am sitting ┬áin my kitchen waiting for the world to awaken. This is my time to experience the silence of the world in my little … Continue reading

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Garden Update

It has been several weeks since I did any updates on the raised bed gardens. Everything seems to be growing healthy and quickly. I noticed a few leaves being eaten about two weeks ago so I placed some more mint … Continue reading

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I Am Making Some Changes to my Blog

I’m just about getting bored writing about “The Diabesity Challenge” each day and I know that many of my readers are getting tired of it too. Posting my progress each day is boring. Where by I should be focusing more … Continue reading

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Diabesity Challenge Day #48 – A Garden and Elements

Here we are at day #48 of this 365 day mission to challenge this thing we call diabesity. Thus, after a start that included cardio and light strength training has turned around to where I am doing heavy lifting and … Continue reading

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Gardens Planted for 2016

Look, I really do other things besides working out and watching my diet. Actually working these small gardens is one of my refuges from the everyday. I find myself at peace in the Garden.

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Baby Fest 2016

For the first time ever we had all of our Grandchildren in one place for a whole week while staying at Anna Maria Island in Florida. It was both wonderful and stressful all wrapped up in an series of events … Continue reading

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Who’s Awesome Today?

Ahhh, I slept in again and it was wonderful. Of course that means that I have very limited time to write this post this morning so I will just share a secret with you. Who ever you are and wherever … Continue reading

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Life is a Series of Movies

Can you believe that is March 25th already? It’s a reminder that time marches forward and yet there are still so many things to get done. Each month I review this task at hand of paying down this mortgage and … Continue reading

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