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An October Nature Walk

When traveling, if I’m asked where I live and I respond “San Diego,” I see a familiar eye-widen, as the person undoubtedly is picturing my morning routine of a kale smoothie and surfing session. I quickly add “County,” which, to me, expresses rural living, mountains, seasons and the possibility of snow, though I know most … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: October 31, 2013

There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch. ~Robert Brault Happy Halloween!

Shout it from the Mountaintop: October 30, 2013

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.” – George Eliot

Shout it from the Mountaintop: October 29, 2013

“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: October 28, 2013

“Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.” – Seneca

Craft of the Month: T-Shirt Yarn

Welcome our newest feature, Craft of the Month! Each month, with tutorial and photos, our resident crafting guru, Lindsay Taylor, will teach us how to do a new craft. This month, we kick it off with T-Shirt yarn. Come craft along with us! One of our most popular crafts at here at Camp Stevens is … Continue reading

Shout it from the Mountaintop: October 25, 2013

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – St. Augustine

Shout it from the Mountaintop: October 24, 2013

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine: It is lethal.” – Paolo Coelho

Wednesday’s Whim: Imperfection

Earlier this summer, I got my hands on a book by Brené Brown called  “Daring Greatly.”   I referenced it in an earlier post after Counselor Training, but a recent Facebook picture from her site has it in the forefront of my mind again. Sidenote:  it’s a bit ridiculous and entertaining to me that words … Continue reading

Shout It from the Mountaintop: October 23, 2013

“The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious … Continue reading

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