Let the Holiday Making Begin!

Soon, the ornament making and cookie baking will be in full swing.

But First….

A little look at our walk in the park!

Deep breath in……  and out

Before I dive deep into my busiest season of making, I’d like to reflect and share our alternative to heading out to the gym to hop on a treadmill.  We do hop in the car and get ready for a brisk walk, but we clock in our miles along trails surrounded by the Redwoods, meadows of clover and wildlife at Henry Cowell State Park in Felton, California.

IMG_2404 Cool morning in the forest.

IMG_2361 Sunshine peeking through the last of the morning fog.

It’s refreshing, invigorating and inspires gratitude for the natural beauty of our area!  The Japanese call it Forest Bathing, and I agree with the benefits of breathing in the fresh and fragrant air of the forest. Along with exercise, our walks…

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Power in the Forest

There are many ways to interpret the power of the forest. I live among the Redwoods, Oaks and other stately trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.  We are lucky to share this beautiful area with our neighbors and many animals living the "wild life" in the forest. We enjoy the company of squirrels, …