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Shake-down Cruise

Shake-down Cruise

Posted 20 June 2010 | By | Categories: Scenery, Travels | No Comments

We’re counting down to our big adventure.  Eleven days until we hit the road.  Sure…LOTS of people have trailers and take off for months at a time, but this certainly is something I didn’t think I would ever be doing.   But when I looked in the rear view mirror last weekend it became a reality. [...]

Collaborative Quilt – Part II

Collaborative Quilt – Part II

Posted 18 May 2010 | By | Categories: Art, Fiber Arts, Friends | 8 Comments

There will be a Part III of this quilt report…..because this awesome project is not quite done.  To get your self up to speed, a group of eight quilters got together to share in the creation of a group project (click on the word project).  Each quilter got a thumbnail section of 1/8th of a [...]

Trailer for sale or rent…………..

Trailer for sale or rent…………..

Posted 12 May 2010 | By | Categories: Travels | 11 Comments

It appears that we have firmed up our “retirement” travel plans and on  July 1 we will be taking off on an adventure.   I honestly never thought that I would say this, but I am pretty excited that we are now the proud owners of a small-ish trailer, and very soon we will have a [...]

Posted 02 May 2010 | By | Categories: Flora and Fauna | 2 Comments

At the same time each year we are always pleasantly surprised that the ballerinas have returned

California Poppy on my Bike Ride

California Poppy on my Bike Ride

Posted 06 April 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Pictures, Scenery | No Comments
Arcata Marsh

Arcata Marsh

Posted 23 March 2010 | By | Categories: Pictures, Scenery | No Comments

It was spring here in Arcata this morning.  The windless-weather prompted a nice long walk, with camera in hand, down to the Arcata Marsh.  Residents call it “the marsh” but it is officially  known as The Arcata Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s a pretty special place — habitat for [...]

Guest Post

Guest Post

Posted 06 March 2010 | By | Categories: Clay, Donna, Durry, Travels | 2 Comments

Clay wrote a nice blog post comparing and contrasting our analog travel journal system and the digital journaling that he (and we) do today. Check out his Exitcreative blog

Collaborative Quilt Progression

Collaborative Quilt Progression

Posted 06 March 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts, Friends | 11 Comments

My friend, Edith Harmer, and I have generated collaborative quilt projects in the past…collaborative in that a group of quilters come together to create one fiber piece.  Last year we worked on a close-up of a rose.  Four quilters created four segments of the rose photograph, we exchanged our quadrants and then pieced those four [...]

Daffodils Along My Ride and a Woodsworth Poem from 1804

Daffodils Along My Ride and a Woodsworth Poem from 1804

Posted 21 February 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Scenery | 5 Comments

I WANDER’D lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretch’d in never-ending [...]

Saturday Morning Brex @ Los Bagels

Saturday Morning Brex @ Los Bagels

Posted 20 February 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Food | 6 Comments

We just can’t help ourselves…we’ve gotten into the habit of having breakfast each Saturday morning at perhaps the best and most consistent eatery in town — Los Bagels.    Durry is enamored with the jalapeno bagel with their egg salad and seems to be stuck in the egg salad rut.    I attempt to vary my Saturday [...]