52 Weeks in Nature Archives - The Magic Onions

In The Cathedral of the Wild

  Dewdrops or dancing fairies? Mist, moss, mirth. Dappled sunshine, deep shadows. Green grass, grey skies, rusty leaves. Love, laughter, life. It’s all around us. Always.   “In the cathedral of the wild, we get to see the best parts of ourselves reflected back to us.” – Boyd Varty. Yes. Blessings and magic, Donni StayIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Weeks 29-35

So many weeks to catch up on. Summer got the better of me. But… better late than never. Here is late-summer in Southern California… Grasses, lichen, crunchy leaves, wildflowers and lots and lots of beautiful sunshine.   Fifty Two weeks in nature is a series of photos each week to show what our nature looksIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 28

We love the weather here in June and July. The mornings are cool from the misty marine layer that comes in during the night. By 11am, the mist has burnt off and the days are the best kind of hot… in the 80’s and perfect for the beach. We’ve been walking around the lagoon beforeIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks In Nature : Week 26/27

We are well into our Summer vacation and are loving these slow, sunny days. We go for a nature walk every day. Often, it’s around the Lagoon which is a 5 minute walk from The Sunny House. The Lagoon is a wetland nature reserve and there are always so many treasures to be found.  If you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks of Nature : Week 26

  Beautiful Southern Californian wildflowers for you today… and a wish. Feel free to share this wish with everyone you love.     Mmmmmm… summer. Gotta love it! Fifty Two weeks in nature is a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’sIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 24 & 25

We went for a walk at our local Nature Center. We have a special place where we hide amongst the pine trees and play in the pine needles. It’s cool there. We took some animals to play with and made them houses to live in.   Fifty Two weeks in nature is a series ofIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 23

More majestic redwoods today.   And this short video is SO worth watching…     Fifty Two weeks in nature is a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place…If you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 22

Five glorious days camping at Big Sur, CA, amongst the majestic redwoods. We were utterly amazed to learn that some of the trees we were walking next to were around 2000 years old! Can you imagine that? Teddy is only SEVEN years old and I am only 41! Puts scurrying-around-in-our-busy-lives into perspective. We loved countingIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 21

We are loving the succulents right now. They are so plump and voluptuous. And they come in such lovely muted and soft colors.   Fifty Two weeks in nature is a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to seeIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 19 & 20

We have been having a HEAT WAVE here in Southern California with temps over 100 degrees F, even here, at the coast! It’s been too hot to do anything! We’ve been spending our time at our friend’s pool. And at the Farmers Market. I can’t bear turning the oven on and heating the house upIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 18

The desert canyons are full of this little yellow wildflower. They bob their sunny heads happily in the spring breeze. The beauty of the desert canyons continues to amaze me. If you’d asked me 20 year ago if I thought that the desert was beautiful, I would have struggled to say yes. Then, only greenIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 17

The Jacaranda trees are in bloom and they make our streets look so pretty. I smile whenever I see them as they remind me of my friend who lived in Pretoria, South Africa. Pretoria is renowned for her beautiful Jacarandas… they are everywhere and make the city look so beautiful in the Spring. I smileIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 16

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful.   Week 16 / 52   The children and I agree that natureIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 15

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful. Week 15 / 52 Our first poppy has burst from her hairy podIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 14

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful. Week 14 / 52   A study in Lichen this week… a wholeIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 13

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful. Week 13 /52 Southern California is green from the Spring rain and theIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 12

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful.   Week 12 / 52   I spent last weekend on my ownIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 11/52

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful. Week 11/52 Clean, fresh, Spring sunshine…     I hope you’ll participate inIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 10/52

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful. Week 10/52 Little jewels in the wet grass on a rainy day…  If you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 9

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful.   Week 9/52   We’ve had beautiful, long, soaking rain here in SouthernIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 8

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful.   Week 8/52   A walk in the woods where we sing andIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 7

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature here in Southern California looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful.   Week 7/52   We ate chips (fries) overlookingIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 6

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature here in Southern California looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful.   Week 6/52   Pine Forests are enchanting places.If you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 5

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful.   Week 5/52 We have a place that we go, in the foothillsIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 4

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful. These are the colors of Southern California right now. It’s taken me aIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 3

Each week I feature a photo, or a series of photos, that showcase what is happening in nature around us… something that we have found particularly enchanting. At the end of the year, we will have 52 weeks of seasonal beauty. I’m excited for this project for two reasons. One, it goes hand in handIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 2

52 Weeks in Nature. Each week I feature a photo, or a series of photos, that showcase what is happening in nature around us… something that we have found particularly enchanting. At the end of the year, we will have 52 weeks of seasonal beauty. I’m excited for this project for two reasons. One, itIf you want to read more…click here

52 Weeks in Nature : 1/52

Welcome to a beautiful new year. I am starting a meme called 52 Weeks in Nature. Each week I will feature a photo, or a series of photos, that showcase what is happening in nature around us… something that we have found particularly enchanting. At the end of the year, we will have 52 weeksIf you want to read more…click here