Friday, August 31, 2012

Free Ranging Friday ~ California

The smell of freshly roasted coffee is in the air. Elijah buys the beans and roasts them in an air popper and then does things like walk down to my tent with a perfect cup of coffee for me. Life is good!

I wrote about this last year and it's just as good this year. I can buy coffee beans locally. Why don't I do this myself? Good question.

Tonight's Blue Moon (get it now, next one not available until 2015!) will find me far from the scene of the last full moon, out in the desert of Texas, with nary a tree on the horizon.

Instead, we'll be looking through the giant pines for that sight. We talked about going on the King Range mountaintop hike but since we're hoping to go hiking in a day or so, I'll save my feet for walking. Especially after reading this 'Hikers should be prepared for a route that gains 1,900 feet over 2.6 miles. They should wear sturdy hiking boots, bring food, water, and a flashlight or headlamp, and be prepared for coastal weather.' Coastal weather can mean, super foggy while freezing your tuchus off...Nah, no thanks.

As I mentioned, my camera(s) are grrrrrring me, so I thought I'd share some photos that don't belong to me but that I spend a lot of time looking at, thinking about, and lusting over, from the website called, appropriately enough, Cabin Porn. There are hundreds of cabins, hiking huts, grand looking homesites and even floating homes here, from all corners (or roundnesses) of the Earth, either finds of the site owners or sent in by readers. These are just a very few I liked, for one reason or another. 

Because I just downloaded and forgot to copy and paste the info (who where what) please go to the site and check it out. If you like it, you'll be addicted. If your idea of home is nothing remotely like this...well, you probably don't read this blog anyway.

I've actually posted this one before. It's a fire lookout station and
my own version of  'if I could  have any dwelling I wanted, this would be it' dream.
Have a fully free Friday! Do something fairly rare.


  1. Thank you for writing in your inimitable way. I love sharing (however removed) in your adventures, and I love the connection to Culebra. Your voice -- photos and words -- create a kingdom. Or a queendom. Thanks.

  2. Thanks, Sharon! You do know how to make a woman blush...I'll have to practice my queenliness.