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Dauphin Island, Alabama

We have been going to Dauphin Island, Alabama for almost 30 years, we consider it one of our favorite places on the planet.  We haven’t been there since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April of 2010, but this year, … Continue reading

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Hike 100 Challenge Complete!!

After returning from a 12-day tour of Germany on Tuesday, I was experiencing some awful jet-lag.  So I decided that a hike was in order to maybe reset my sleeping times and at the same time, I couldn’t pass up … Continue reading

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Right Place, Right Time

Sometimes when I capture a great picture, I think “wow, I’m glad I was here to see that!”  Other times, when I don’t have my camera, I think “wow, I’m glad I was here to see that!”  I have learned … Continue reading

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Quiet Beauty

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.  It just blooms.” Zen Shin I hope we can all take the time to appreciate the quiet beauty of flowers. Peace, Sheri

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Surprises from Mother Nature

Every time I step into nature, I never know what I will encounter.  Whether it’s a planned hike, or a walk around the countryside, or sitting on my back deck watching the sun come up, I am continually awed and … Continue reading

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Upper Peninsula Blueberry Picking

Mid-August brings our annual trek to the Upper Peninsula for wild blueberry season.  Our ‘super secret spot’ is no longer so super secret.  When we arrived in the late afternoon, we found that we had to wait to get down … Continue reading

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‘The Jewel Is In The Lotus’

Went for a paddle around our lake the other day (8-9-17), mostly for enjoyment but also to photograph the lotus flowers or water lily as some call them, while they are still out.  The title of this post is loosely … Continue reading

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Valley Of The Giants and Dollar Lake

Another great solo hike on the North Country Trail (8-5-17).  Clicked off another 7.2 miles towards my 100.  Cool and wet this morning, so it took approximately 20 steps to get my shoes and pant legs soaked!  But that’s ok, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day On The Trail

Could not pass up this beautiful day:  temps in the 70’s, beautiful blue skies, low humidity.  It’s hard to believe the calendar says mid July!  Picked a section of the North Country Trail about 10 miles south of the Fife … Continue reading

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Finally On The Trail Again

After my visit with family on June 20th, myself and my husband came down with nasty summer colds.  Being sick in the summer, in my mind, is the worst.  For some reason, it always seems harder to shake a cold … Continue reading

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