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My Olympian Gold, Silver & Bronze

August 21, 2016

On this, the final day of the 2016 Olympics, I went for an early run near Irvine Park–as I have been doing lately to avoid the midday heat.

In my non-race against no-one but myself, we were all rewarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes in the dusty summer landscape. (Click on the links for more information about traditional uses of these lovely California native plants.)

Bronze: California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)

Silver: (a three-way tie)


Mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana)


August moon-set



Slanted early light on dust and feet and dusty feet . . . 

Willow leaves transformed by morning light . . .


“The golden orb” . . .  about to rise from the Lomas de Santiago.

Now on to my favorite Olympic events from the past week: (Not to brag or anything, but I rocked them all.)

shadow on log

Log Shadowing

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Willow Forest Flying

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Log Balancing

tootsie roll scat

Early Morning  Scat Inspecting (might this tootsie-roll be bobcat?)

table jump

Table Jumping (also known as Osteoporosis Denying)

The new school year begins tomorrow . . . here we go!Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 1.47.39 PM

2 Comments leave one →
  1. lynnehartke permalink
    August 21, 2016 4:10 pm

    Love it! Very clever post! GOLD!

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