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Linda JeffersIn a world of so many great photographers and writers, I am venturing into some unknown territories, leaving comfort zones, finally very willing to practice the art of seeing. By maintaining the practice of posting daily photos, I hope to continue learning about the possibilities that I trust are out there for the taking.

Come join me on my journey!

Cold Wednesday morning hike.

I wasn’t in the mood to hike this morning. It was 44 degrees at 6:20am this morning. That’s cold for Palm Springs. It was a long pants and two fleece layer hike to start and on the 2 mile downhill return. Having a commitment to meet Connie sure makes a difference. I would have passed this morning based on the lies my head was telling me. Ray looked real cozy still sleeping all snuggled deep down under the covers.

Once I’m in the car driving to hike, I enjoy being one of very few up and about. The color in the sky always excites me. The color also always looks better at the time, than in a photo. The 10 minute drive to Connie’s took about 20 minutes because I slowed or stopped to shoot off about 10 shots with the little Canon Powershot A650.

Driving to the Bump & Grind for a hike Wednesday morning.

Driving to the Bump & Grind for a hike this morning.

Connie tolerating me taking her photo on the hike.

Connie tolerating me taking her photo on the hike.

Hiker and the most adorable dog both taking a breather.

Hiker and the most adorable dog both taking in the view.

Connie and I wanted to take this precious dog home with us.

Connie and I wanted to take this precious dog home with us.

I’m getting my 2010 Ideals down on paper. Exercise is a biggy. My clothes are beginning to feel tight again. And I’ve been eating great so I know that lessened exercise is the culprit. Since I don’t have any backpacking plans for next spring/summer I’m not religiously training like I used to. Walking around MHCC with Ray while he is recuperating may be exercise but not calorie burning exercise!
Two of the 2010 Ideals are definitely: 1. Exercise at least 5 days a week, 2. Twenty minutes of brain drain morning pages. (Artist Way by Julia Cameron)

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