Vacation Time :: Portland, Oregon
As many of you know, we are longing to relocate our family from the hustle and bustle of our megatropolis city to a more rural, nature-infused lifestyle. This week past, we traveled to Portland, Oregon, to see if our spirits could connect with the city and surroundings. Boy, did they connect! They intertwined with beauty […]
Treasures We Found in Nature
We spent Saturday at Medrona Marsh, in Torrance, CA. Such beautiful treasures to be found. But, first, a game of rugby in the parking lot. And then, cacti to admire. We discovered that if you caress them, gently, they won’t hurt you, not one little bit (his nails are now cut […]
Nature is an antidote to stress.
The crazy holiday season has begun in earnest and life at The Sunny House is hectic as we try to juggle work and kids and family affairs. It’s a fun time of year with parties and celebrations… but it can be stressful too as rhythms change and out-of-the-ordinary events occur much more often than usual. […]
Are you wearing a red poppy today? I am. Here’s my granddad, Norman, and me when I was a baby. I loved to feed his pigs with him. He was a prisoner of war in WW2… for FOUR years. I think of him and my other granddad, North Wells, who also fought in […]
An Autum Nature Walk
We don’t get much day-to-day fall here in Southern California. But we have a special, magical, nearby place that we go to often. Where the seasons are surprisingly prominent… dew collects on the grasses and light shines golden like magic. It’s an hour’s drive away but, always, so worth the trip. I know […]
Fun in Massachusetts : Family Vacation Time!
I’m excited to share more photos from our recent family vacation to Maine and Massachusetts. I’ve shared all about Maine and here is what we discovered in Mass. The MOST amazing roadside farm stands. EVERYWHERE! Mostly organic! We feasted on delicious, locally grown fruit and vegetables. The tomatoes!! Oh gosh… they were a phenomenon! We […]
The Enchanting Fairy Houses of Mackworth Island, Maine.
One of our favorite places in all of Maine was a place called Mackworth Island. It is a little island off the coast of Maine, connected to the mainland by a small bridge… if you didn’t know it was there, you’d quite miss it. The island is covered in thousands of the most majestic trees […]
Maine Island Life.
Our friends in Maine live in South Portland but they also have a summer house on an island in Casco Bay… Long Island, Maine. They spend the whole glorious summer there. Three beautiful sunny months. They are SO lucky. The island is a one and a half hour ferry ride away from Portland. There are […]
Vacation Time : Maine!
We have had a most magical 2 week family vacation in Maine and Massachusetts . Although we have been in the USA for 14 years, we haven’t traveled around this beautiful country much. My Good Man comes from New Zealand and I come from South Africa, so, whenever we’ve been able to save up enough money […]
We had a glorious morning surfing. We got to the beach early when our shadows were long and the gulls were warming their cold night feathers in the early morning glow from the sun. The new sky was impossibly blue and the water was warm and inviting. Kitty is a cautious surfer and prefers not […]