Spring in Golden Gate Park

Seasons definitely don’t work in the normal way here in San Francisco. The average temperature stays pretty constant between March and October, if anything, getting colder June through August when the fog rolls in most days. Even though winter isn’t particularly cold (it never freezes), the early arrival of warmth and sunshine reminds me every year why […]

Simple Pinecone Decorations

As the end of the year draws near, I find myself inevitably drawn to crafting. Perhaps it’s the cooler, wetter weather (except here the weather is still warm and sunny and the best it’s been all year). Maybe the seasonal shifts are ingrained in me regardless of the actual temperature. Or perhaps it’s the approaching holidays […]

Yosemite

Recently my brother-in-law and his girlfriend came to stay with us so we took the week off work and spent 3 days with them in Yosemite National Park. It’s now the 3rd time we’ve been and each experience has been completely different. Our first visit was in June during a year when snowmelt was late […]

Big Basin State Park

I really wanted to get warm this weekend. This past week in the city the weather forecast has been teasing me with high temperatures which I haven’t actually been able to experience thanks to the constant, freezing wind. This combination has left me  inappropriately dressed and cold all week, so I suggested a trip inland […]