A different kind of off-leash dog park
This three acre site is privately owned and open to a few folks (and doggies) in the neighborhood during the late afternoon and evening hours.
Only one family at a time is allowed in the park. Participating dog owners help with the maintenance - keeping brambles pruned, pathways mulched, trash collected, etc.
Though not as sociable as a public dog park, it's a wonderful place for owners and dogs to spend some quality bonding time together!
Trinidad Head and beyond
Hiking on the beach and along the coast is always a major pastime when I visit Humboldt County.
|looking south to Trinidad Head|
|wonderful colors in this melange of fungi, lichen, moss & foliage|
|looking north from Patrick's point|
Of course, it's the people that make any vacation special!
I was thrilled to meet up with Arcata garden designer and writer Genevieve Schmidt. She blogs here and is a fellow member of the Garden Designer's Roundtable.Gen is a talented and thoughtful young woman; I was so inspired by her enthusiasm for all things gardening. She's a crafter and a foodie, too - what's not to like?!
on Christmas Eve by the Glenn-Benson family. These kind and generous folks, neighbors to my sister and brother-in-law, welcomed us like we'd been friends for years.
And finally, a big thank you to Allison, Jonathan, Zoe and Abiba for treating us to such a fun and memorable holiday!
|(sorry for the blur!)|