Pine Cone Hill

22 May 19
Sir Sephilar Creative

With all the preparations in place, the filming could now begin, just a shame that on the same day two of the make-up artists pulled out at the last minute, one giving an excuse of a tooth infection whilst the other gave no reason at all and just didn’t show up, only said why later […]

22 May 19
vivek kumar mishra

“The famous Amarnath Yatra which leads to the cave is of great religious significance to the Hindus. However, according to folklore, its discovery dates back many years when the sacred cave of Amarnath was first supposedly discovered by a Muslim shepherd from Batakot. The shepherd, Buta Malik, stumbled upon the sacred spot after his flock […]

22 May 19

MANALI TOURISM Heaven On Earth A gift of the Himalayas to the world, Manali is a beautiful township nestled in the picturesque Beas River valley. It is a rustic enclave known for its cool climate and snow-capped mountains, offering respite to tourists escaping scorching heat of the plains. Once a sleepy village, the modern town […]

20 May 19
Anna Ilaria

As I said in my first post, the intention here is to celebrate the real, good things in life, so last week we decided to take a short trip to Sicily.Weather forecasts were not promising however I still brought my bikini with me… I mean, there is no way you go to Sicily and not […]

19 May 19

On Friday I left Borrego Springs and went north through Yucca Valley, where I was last month during my visit to Joshua Tree National Park.  I made a short side-trip this time to visit a piece of property that my friend Jessica (see my “Borrego Springs” post) and her guy Dan are connected to in […]

19 May 19
Roghadal or bust

  The Bearded One and his good lady gifted me a rather excellent hill trek on Lochnagar or, more precisely, their company for and planning of a weekend to include the ascent. They also provided support with the rudiments of camping (that being an area of outdoor pursuits which I have left undisturbed for many, […]

19 May 19

Gran Canaria keeps a shimmering pearl, hidden in its volcanic surroundings. A paradise for the soul, far away from the well known hotel complexes, which are clinching to the steep rocks in the south, offering sea view to the sun seeking tourists. To admire that beauty you have to look at the center of the […]

18 May 19

Featuring Mom (Sam) Day 1. Our journey begins…. we told mom that we would be leaving around 9 am. We left at 10:15. No big deal, we are in vacation mode! We drove eastward from Newberg, heading towards Bend. It was a nice sunny day with nothing but blue skies. All in all it was […]

17 May 19
Wingedegeria's Blog

I worked Wednesday and had an interview to conduct in the afternoon. My last Gold Hill article was almost unrecognizable in its print form. I don’t think I have a good nose for news, because Dave rewrote half of it, emphasizing something I mentioned in passing. He gave me all the credit, but I didn’t […]

17 May 19
Petra Peters

On 13th of May we drive to Zamora to stay here for two days and three nights. . Zigzagging to Zamora – through villages and hills From León to Zamora we zigzag along small roads. In small Benavente we have  some sandwiches at the Plaza Mayor. Heavy traffic here and the lamps need to be […]

17 May 19
Miles Hearn

There are two adages about walks in nature which often seem to apply. The first is that the most spectacular sights often appear at the very end of a walk. And so it was this morning, in 15 degree sunny conditions, when a very un-shy male Scarlet Tanager appeared and let us all have a […]

17 May 19

In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m a little bit obsessed with trees. Sometimes I joke that I only married Brady so that my last name could be “small forest,” which obviously isn’t true, but I’d be lying if I said that I’m not super obsessed with having a name that is rooted in […]

16 May 19

Written by Robert Frost Mending Wall Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The work of hunters is another thing: I have come after them and made repair Where they have left […]

15 May 19

In case you don’t catch the reference, the title of this post is meant to tell you that this post is full of dangerous and scary things… flowers!! Not *quite* as scary as dragons, but I wanted to warn you in case you think plants are boring. If so, skip this one and wait for […]

14 May 19
Seren Hikes the PCT

When I left Tehachapi, thunderstorms were looming in the forecast, but I actually felt grateful to see the dark clouds moving in around me as I climbed up into the hills above Highway 58. The next section is notorious for its 36-mile dry stretch between water sources as the trail crosses through the Mojave desert, […]