Corrupting the next (barefoot) generation and other rambling
Post-Thanksgiving giving thanks: For glorious fall weather and a chance to hike with my granddaughters at the Elfin Forest Reserve in San Diego County.
There are three of them; you will notice two decided to do part of our wandering without their shoes . . . which did my granny-heart good!
I try not to be pushy, and just lead by (baref00t) example. They seem to enjoy hiking/running for a while, and then they’re ready to put their shoes back on.
Other recent wanderings include last week’s bird-watching hike, sponsored by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. The recent rains have re-set our Orange County wildlands to “green.”
One of my favorite books is Shadows of Old Saddleback–it’s full of tales of earlier times in Orange County’s wild hills. Here I pay tribute to the book: my shadow, but Old Saddleback in the background.
All this clear and warm weather–then last night’s rain–here’s hoping next spring’s wildflowers are loving it as much as I am.
Gentle-seeds: start your sprouting!