July 5, 2010:
The day after the 4th of July at the cabin, we decided to go for our annual wildflower walk at the Bradley Grove in nearby Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Unlike the two other grove hikes in the park, this one does not have any Giant Sequoias, but rather is a grove dedicated to a patron of the park, and is second-growth mixed pine and such.
4 July 2010:
Sarah & I spent the 4th of July at our cabin in the Sierras, and since Sarah had a bit of a cold, we decided to take a long drive, rather than hike.
The family cabin
Sarah & I spent Memorial Day with her cousin and his lovely family near the little town of Willits in Northern California, and I was surprised to see a great many wildflowers still in bloom as we walked around their property.
Sunday, 10 January 2010:
A week late for our traditional New Years Day hike, Sarah, Elica & I hiked Hill 88 on this blustery, chilly (by west coast standards), foggy winter’s day.
Despite the throngs of visitors to the Prague Castle complex, if you go just a little ways away from the tourist attractions, many peaceful nooks and crannies await, and these were my favorite parts of the Castle, and of Prague generally.
Having already covered the sights of Prague Castle here, I will let the photos speak for themselves in this, the last post in my Prague series.
Prague Castle is known to be a crowded tourist magnet, which it is.
After waiting in a potentially very long line (go on a weekday or in the morning for the shortest waits, and be aware that this is an active church, so Sunday mornings are out), the interior of St. Vitus Cathedral is a treat for the eyes.
Looking toward St. Vitus’ altar