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age is a state of mind

age is a state of mind (picture taken yesterday from a hike with Chico Hiking Association…this hill was straight up….no stopping) taken from an online article…see source at bottom Last month, I took a 7.5-mile hike near Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. Thanks to a nearly 1,900 foot-elevation gain, I definitely got …

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Snowdrops in Paradise

Snowdrops in Paradise spring is coming 🙂 The lovely snowdrop is one of the first flowers to appear in the spring as it works its way through the snow to bloom. These tiny flowers grow 3- to 4-inches tall and make an excellent ground cover in the garden. They can also be grown in pots …

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trillion $ rain

trillion $ rain Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then becomes heavy enough to fall under gravity. Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth. It provides suitable conditions for many types of ecosystems, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation. The major cause of …

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flower power

flower power Flower power was a slogan used during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance and non-violence ideology.  It is rooted in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War. The expression was coined by the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965 as a means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles. Hippies embraced the symbolism by dressing in clothing with …

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just now from the backyard – Paradise fall 2017

just now from the backyard – Paradise fall 2017 CA has always struggled with water issues and rainfall… but our experience in the last few years has been very encouraging…this will help with fires, farming and drinking water. “Paradise is sometimes a state of mind” #flyinghorsedesign #photography #getoutside flyinghorsedesign.com

trail around Paradise

trail around Paradise Whether your an avid fisherman or like just like the gentle nudge of the water against your boat. Paradise Lake is a wonderful place to visit. In addition the boating and fishing, there is a running/biking/walking path around a good portion of the lake. But don’t worry, there are a few benches …

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San Clemente blossoms

San Clemente blossoms This was taken during a recent trail run in San Clemente in southern California…Everywhere you look you will see unbelievable colorful flowers and plants, that thrive in the “almost perfect climate”  

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) This tailed beauty has a shiny blue body and white spots on the upper side of the hind wings. The blue underneath the hind wings encircle one row of orange colors. These swift fliers are usually low to the ground and do not stay at one flower for a long period of …

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5 Petal Beauty

by Amour de Monet May 2014 Wildflower “you cannot catch a wildflower” he says. “you are my wildflower.” I am lost inside myself my personal paradise my own euphoric insanity could i be as manic as I sometimes believe to feel as if my soul lives in the earth beneath my feet and stretches from the …

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eclipse flowers

    CLEMSON — Clemson University researchers say the public can help collect scientific information about the effect of Monday’s eclipse on plants for future generations. This will be the first time since 1918 a total eclipse will cross the entire United States. Douglas Bielenberg, a Clemson plant physiologist, said because total solar eclipses are …

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