Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos

When I first saw this huge bird floating on our local neighborhood pond, I thought it was fake. Then it moved. I learned that the American White Pelican is a large aquatic bird that spends winter along the coasts and breeds inland. I hope this beautiful bird builds a nest and stays in the neighborhood for a while. I might be able to get a better photo to post.




The calmness of those observing, juxtaposed with, those adventurous spirits that were preparing for the challenge of skiing the Mer de Glacé with their last minute adjustments, safety checks, wide eyes as they took deep breaths and passed out high fives and went through the gates to begin hiking a snowy spine of a lifetime.

And to them I say, Bon Voyage!



Sometimes I forget how amazing this world is that we live in… And then I find a photo on my phone like this and I Remember ! And the smell of the fresh air, the breeze on my face and the feeling in my heart …all come back to me and I Remember just how amazing it is!



Tulip’s View

This is the breathtaking view from the tulip gardens at Ananda.



Trail Run Pit Stop

Our favorite part of trail running is this watering hole.


Happy Earth Day!


Today is The Day

” And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom ”



Keep trying

Up here in the High Sierras Spring is just beginning …
One of my favorite quotes describes this beautifully to me:
“En lo más puro del invierno por fin descubrí que habia en mi un invincible verano” – Albert Camus

In the purest point of Winter I found that I had in me an invincible Summer.

I imagine this is how Springtime is feeling right about now … This photo reminds me of that feeling.