Happy 15th birthday to my best bud, Marjory πŸ’•πŸˆ

Misty and muddy

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Hope in the eyes of my sweet optimistic Peppy.

πŸ“· February Photo Challenge

I was craving banana cream pie from Urth CaffΓ©, which is much too far of a drive now. This homemade version was not as pretty, but still very tasty!

πŸ“· February Photo Challenge

Missing this winter sport πŸ’™

πŸ“· February Photo Challenge

My sweet pets πŸ’ž

πŸ“· February Photo Challenge

Layers of mountains and haze

πŸ“· February Photo Challenge

One bed is not enough for Peppy, the king of comfort πŸ•

πŸ“· Day 3 Photo Chall

Daydreaming of sitting in cafe with my favorite morning beverage and some breakfast pie (objectively, the best kind of pie). I miss going places!

πŸ“· Day 2 of the Feb 2021 Photo Challenge

Close up of Cherry’s Famous Rugelah from my farmer’s market. They’re even tastier than they look!

πŸ“· Day one of the Feb 2021 Photo Challenge

Our first snow day here in the high desert, and my first time getting snow at home since I left Washington State 9 years ago. Peppy loved it.

Peppy being a good boy, Marjory snoozing on her heated bed πŸ’•πŸ•πŸˆ

Another day, another desert landscape. Nice and quiet out there since the campgrounds are closed. Got 3.9 miles in πŸ₯ΎπŸ“ Joshua Tree NP πŸ“· iPhone SE

More desert exploration this weekend. Loving the extra ground clearance on our new 4Runner. πŸ“ Mojave National Preserve πŸ“· iPhone SE

Great Conjunction - December 21, 2020 πŸ“ Mojave Desert πŸ“· Olympus E-M10 Mark II


Desert stuff. πŸ“ Joshua Tree NP πŸ“· Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II


🌱🌹 doing okay keeping the rose bushes that came with our house alive, considering I have no idea what I’m doing. The soil has pretty poor drainage, but I don’t think I should try to change anything until the spring….

Today we set out to find what was over the saddle we could see while hiking last weekend. Expecting to find more hills, I was pleasantly surprised to find this view only 1.5 miles up the trail. πŸ₯Ύ

My best buddy for 14 ½ years πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸˆ I love watching her soak up the sun every day after not having sunny window for the past two years

Nice walk with the pupper, found some public land with trails that allow dogs πŸ₯ΎπŸ• πŸ“ Yucca Valley, California

Since we moved into the new house, I’ve been sleeping really well for 8+ hours nearly every night. But this is a new record πŸ’€

What’s changed? Humidifier, blackout curtains, and a cold room with warm blankets.

Another sunny afternoon truce πŸˆπŸ•ŠπŸ•

Sunny afternoon truce πŸˆπŸ•ŠπŸ•

First hike in the new neighborhood! Trying to make the most of living next to a National Park πŸ₯Ύ πŸ“ West Loop Trail, Joshua Tree NP πŸ“· iPhone SE

Little shadow cat following me around this big empty house πŸˆπŸ’•