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Wednesday night hike, the forest edition
Thursday, May 04, 2017      11 comments

I usually hike with a group on Wednesday nights through the Spring. We usually go for someplace high with a good view. The object is to get in condition for summer hiking and to get a good view. There was no hike pruned for this week and I went ... Read more
Making friends with the (food) scale
Saturday, February 25, 2017      13 comments

I’ve been tracking my food for the past couple weeks. It’s that time in the Winter 5% Challenge when tracking IS the task and the challenge is fresh enough to actually try. Just to be clear here, “I hate tracking.” On occasion I’ll do it any way... Read more
Rain on trees (video blog)
Monday, February 20, 2017      19 comments

Sunday I got out for a rainy walk in the woods. It was a new-to-me trail and I was delighted by this wonderful forest. I didn't even mind the rain. The video does't want to work for everyone. I'll post a couple pictures in it's place, inclu... Read more
Kabota Gardens
Monday, October 17, 2016      14 comments

I wanted to get out for an adventure, but I didn't want to spend too much time doing it. It's rained solid for the past four days, and the rain finally slacked a bit and the sun poked out in the afternoon. Fall is a beautiful time to visit the g... Read more
Thorp Mountain
Friday, August 26, 2016      8 comments

On Tuesday a friend and I went hiking. We drove through the mountains and hiked up a mountain on the east side of the mountain crest. It's dryer over t... Read more
Three hikes in three days
Saturday, August 06, 2016      9 comments

I took part of last week off work to get some rest and relax at home. A couple things outside my control sort of blocked my good intentions. It was NOT going to be quiet and relaxing at home these three days. I made new plans to get away from ho... Read more
Like walking through a sumi painting
Sunday, June 26, 2016      17 comments

Saturday morning I was UP at out of bed at dawn I skipped my morning yoga and even my morning coffee to get out the door. I was rushing to not be late ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My 10-year Sparkiversary party!
Thursday, March 17, 2016      59 comments

Last week I celebrated my 10-year Sparkiversary by throwing myself a virtual party. I was joined by many of my SparkFriends and the Spirited Underdogs, my 5% Challenge teammates. SparkGuy even dropped by to celebrate, to bad he couldn't stay for... Read more
Cougar Mountain run
Sunday, February 28, 2016      11 comments

I've just not felt the Spark this past week. Instead I felt low energy, out of focus, forgetful, and non-communicative. Not a good thing when your job title is Communication Specialist ;). I hit a low point on Saturday morning and gave in to the... Read more
Beach Town
Sunday, February 07, 2016      10 comments

Saturday was adventure day, and I promised Diane, the heart of the Spirited UnderDogs, beach pictures. I changed things up and drove into Seattle to make it an urban adventure. Starting on the edge of the busy port, I walked the promenade to th... Read more
Sunday, January 31, 2016      13 comments

Cauliflower and pea curry with cabbage-kale slaw Since October 2014 I have eaten a primarily plant based diet. I limited myself to eating one meal... Read more
2015 in review
Friday, January 01, 2016      6 comments

What I will miss most about 2015 is my "Goats in Trees" calendar. The best of 2015 continues into 2016! ... Read more
Winter beach walk
Friday, January 01, 2016      4 comments

Rain has stopped and the sun came out just in time for New Years. I was out visiting family yesterday. While diving in this weather is nice, I really wanted to get out and explore. The 31st dawned clear again so I went off in search of a beach. ... Read more
Adventure Time -- Dungeness Spit
Sunday, November 29, 2015      6 comments

The Thanksgiving weekend took me away from home to the north coast of Washington along the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge. ... Read more
Pictures for friends
Monday, November 16, 2015      8 comments

My camera and internet access devises are out of sync again. I can't post pictures when and where I wanted to right now. I'm posting pictures here to share with my Spark friends because I can upload pictures from my phone to a blog, while I can'... Read more

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