Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Contra Loma Regional Park


We are lucky to live near the Contra Loma Regional Park's 776 acres which include an 80-acre reservoir for year-round fishing and a lifeguarded swim lagoon for summertime swimming. Year-round hiking, biking, and nature study are available to all at this Contra Costa County oasis, home to squirrels, butterflies, birds, quails and other small animals.

Many tours are held here by naturalists, botanists, gardeners, and nature-lovers. Many celebrations are held over these benches and barbeque pits.

I hope to get my husband in for some family time--kite-flying and grill some steak. I feel so far away from him as he slugs it out in his 9 to 5 job. I miss not having friends to chat with as I discover these places and go at them alone.

It is beautiful here, but lonely.

Meanwhile, I spent some quiet time here, taking in the view, and testing out my new camera. Yipee!

4 comments:

mari said...

Wish I could be there with you, nots!!! Miss you a lot!!!! Miss talking to you about our daily saga in our lives! One day....

Senor Enrique said...

Nice shot! Seems dreamy ... really nice. I thought you had downloaded it from some photo sites. You ought to do more photo shooting.

That's how I got into photography while in NYC. I found myself alone and lonely whenever friends weren't around. So I got myself a camera, and as if suddenly, I wasn't as lonesome anymore :) Besides, it gave me even more interesting things to talk about whenever I did get together with friends.

kofranks said...

Nice spot Minotte!! Really need a place to go to when you want to do some thinking. Kali is the nearest comparison for me here in RP. Haven't gone up there in a while. Will go soon to get some creative juices flowing! Keep on shooting!!

minotte's notes said...

thank you guys for your comments that lighten up my spirits.

how ironic that blogging in cyberspace is sometimes the only way to connect. . .

all the best!