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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 people are still imagining oceanfront sunsets.

October is the perfect representation of Camp Stevens unique southern California location. The month can hold 70 degree days, followed by a 40 degree day. We can harvest tomatoes and squash at the same time. Our oak trees turn vibrant fall colors, while the evergreen trees look just as they do in April.

This month, I took many a walk around the Camp Stevens property, and every day was stunned and moved by the sunlight, the wildlife, the smells, and my sheer luckiness in living in such a place. Here’s a glimpse at an October walk around Camp Stevens (All photos are filter-free, taken with an iPhone, mostly between 7-8AM):

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Now the question becomes: When will we see our first snow?

About Ashley

Marketing Manager / Dishwasher at Camp Stevens. CT '99!


3 thoughts on “An October Nature Walk

  1. These pictures are beautiful!


    Posted by Nicole | October 31, 2013, 1:58 pm
  2. I love this post, Ashley!


    Posted by Beth | November 1, 2013, 6:49 am


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