Monday, February 27, 2017


Although the calendar still says February, 

Mother Nature is telling a different story.

Our daffodils are blooming, trees are budding, grass is growing and March hasn't even arrived to the party yet.

The temperatures will be around 80 the next few days.  Osprey have already been sighted in the local rivers and creeks.  The song birds are singing.  The frogs are frolicking.

I'm not complaining, but it's unusual.

Welcome, Spring.  I know you're not really here yet, but it's good to know you're on the way.

Monday, February 20, 2017

New Point

On Saturday, after going for a long walk, I took my new camera for a drive down to the southern end of the county.

My new camera and I are still getting acquainted, 
a process that's going to take forever a while. 

One of the places I stopped was Bayside. 

a bustling wharf and fish-packing plant back in the day.

The weather this weekend was remarkably warm for February.  Daffodils are already starting to bloom, certain trees have buds, and my back yard already could use a good cutting.

Most everything is still this dull blah brown of winter, though.  

Last weekend I was in Dillon Beach, California, where everything was green and beautiful.  We took a day trip to Calistoga, my new favorite small town where I would like to spend the winters when I win the lottery.  

Note to self:  Start buying lottery tickets, please.  Thanks.

In other news, I'm traveling to Atlanta this week for work, but when I return the weekend weather promises to be warm and wonderful once again.

I'll definitely spend more time becoming acquainted with all the gadgets and gizmos and settings on my camera, because there's way too much much to learn.

I hope all is well in your world.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Williams Wharf

These pictures of the old railway at Williams Wharf were taken four years ago.

Williams Wharf has undergone quite the transformation in the past few years. 

Sadly, this very photogenic piece of history is no longer there. 

But, happily, new life is being breathed into this site.   

A wonderful addition to the community, the William and Catherine Owens Water's Edge Center, is currently under construction and promises to be a world-class community center and home to the Mathews crew team.  

Click here for more information on Williams Wharf, the Mathews Land Conservancy, and the new project.


In other  news, I am excited to be preparing for a trip out west to visit wonderful friends I've made through this blogging gig.  Somehow, even though I'm empty nesting, my life seem to be busier and fuller than ever.  That's not a complaint, it's just a surprise.

I hope all is well in your world.