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Showing posts from June, 2011

Our Move to Sonora, California

Our American Eskimo, Stoli (newly trimmed for summer), by the lake. One of the reasons I have been so silent on this blog for so long is that our family has made a fairly radical move north in California, from Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles to Sonora, an historical former gold rush town situated between Yosemite National Park and San Francisco (closer to Yosemite). Prompted in part by our young children's wish to live somewhere even more rural than Topanga - and somewhere with snow in winter and more horses close by - we chose Sonora for its stunning natural beauty, its proximity to Yosemite, its warm and welcoming local community, its fascinating gold rush history, and the fact that there is an excellent Waldorf/Steiner school nearby. 19th Century gold mining equipment at neighboring Columbia. We found a house by a lake that offers a beautiful setting, plentiful ducks and geese (we already have our own baby duckling), hopefully the occasional loon (I am pretty certain tha

iPhone Dawn

It has been a long time since I posted to my blog - I'm not entirely sure where the time has gone but I have moved through it, or it through me, in the usual fashion! Soon I will be back posting more regularly. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this photograph of a beautiful and very peaceful dawn, taken with the iPhone Hipstamatic app. I love the dawn and am usually around to see it, especially in summer. It's such a quiet, reflective yet hopeful time of day - and another reminder of our place in this extraordinarily beautiful cosmos.