Peg Challender working in her garden in the Sierra Foothill's.
Where have I been?
In a nutshell…I’ve been sick. Came down with the flu, which lasted 4 weeks. During this time, Jeff & I had two trees taken down and we did all the clean up. Did I mention the endless mowing? With all of the rain we have had this year, there has been more yard work than ever. We have also been updating our Website, so there has been no time for blogging until now.
Last week was our Anniversary week. We were heading for the desert, then we decided to head for the coast. Guess what we did instead? We took a “Staycation.” Since I was still a little under the weather (Jeff eventually got sick too), we stayed home and worked on the projects mentioned above. We did manage to get out for two hikes/photo shoots.
When you live in a place like we do, there are so many things to do, it makes it a lot easier to vacation in our own backyard! We live in “One of the Best Recreational Playgrounds in the Country!”
We hiked the Codfish Falls Trail and the Cronan Ranch Regional Park Trails, both among our favorite local places to hike. Click here to see a video Jeff made of our hiking adventure on the Codfish Falls Trail. To see a great photo of Codfish Falls, check out this post by Leon Turnbull of waterfallswest.com.
Coming Soon! New images from our most recent hike at the Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park.
Thank you for visiting and as always comments & questions are welcomed and appreciated!
Off-road adventure into Utica Reservoir, Alpine County, California
Blue Thunder has been a part of our family for 25 years. But, unfortunately, the time has come that we will be finding it a new home soon.
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Photo – Old truck in rural Auburn, CA
A few weeks back, I posted a photo tip titled “Shoot it before it’s too late!” Since that post, I have been following my own advice and making it a priority to shoot the subjects I’ve wanted to shoot for a long time, but have taken for granted and assumed they would always be around. I have also been shooting subjects that I know will never be the same again, such as the baby goat in the photo below. He is growing daily!
Photo – “Peter” is one of 3 baby goats next door.
The photos above “The Old and the Young” both taken in my neighborhood, are examples of recent subjects I have captured before it’s too late!
Photo by Peg Challender – Sherri and dog Cocoa, near Auburn, CA
I was looking through my photos for an image that would illustrate balance. I came upon this one of my dog and I walking accross a log in a rural pond near Auburn, CA .
That wasn’t an easy task, nor is trying to balance my life right now. I, like most people have to juggle many things and it seems things get out of balance so easily. If I spend too much time on business, then the house falls apart. If I spend too much time on the house, the business falls apart. If I spend too much time on the business and the house, the yard falls apart and the list goes on. You get the picture right?
That’s why I haven’t been blogging for a few days. I was spending way too much time on the computer and not near enough in other areas of my life. After spending a few days catching up on yardwork, housework, visiting with family and friends, I’m now back to blogging!
If anyone has a recipe for balancing your life, I’d love to hear from you! You do not need to register or login to comment on this blog.
Has this ever happened to you? You daydream about all the places you would like to travel to. You think you haven’t been to very many places, that is until you look at your photos.
That happened to me recently. I was showing some of my photos to a couple of friends, when suddenly I had an “ah ha” moment. I realized that in order to have captured those images, that meant I must have been there!