Photos by mark justice hinton.

Aug 292014

OK, I did name the wilderness in the photos themselves. These newest photos are the oldest. (I know, it sounds wrong, but it’s true.) We took a trip to the unnamed wilderness in June with friends Melissa and Lew. We camped in a campground, instead of the jack-camping we did in August. Follow the link for all photos (14 from June plus the previously posted 60 from August).

pale wild iris Western Tanager gray jay (not to be confused with a Clark's nutcracker) a snake in a stream (much smaller than it may seem)

all photos

More from before (photos from the unnamed wilderness) is a post from Ah, Wilderness! . Let me know what you think. peace, mjh

 Posted by at 3:20 pm on Fri 08/29/14
Jul 162014

My brother, Dan, and sister-in-law, Sharon, have lived in San Francisco for about 40 years. In May, Merri and I flew to visit them for the first time in ages. As befits the City, we walked a lot. In fact, we used many forms of transportation but didn’t once get in a car.

We saw many fantastic murals and great architecture.

very Hawaiianarchitecture

We toured the waterfront.

MR with Golden Gate Bridge in backgroundAlcatraz

We lunched in Golden Gate Park.

Sharon, Merri, brother Dan, and mjh
Sharon, Merri, Dan, and Mark

Dan & Sharon point to their house.
Dan & Sharon point to their house.

MR with giant California poppy mural along a seedy alley.
Mer with the giant poppy mural.

mjh not far from the Golden Fire Hydrant he never saw.
MJH on a hill in a park near Dan & Sharon’s apartment. [photo by Merri Rudd]

We had a great time. And I heard that although people say San Francisco occupies 49 square miles, it is actually 47. More photos.

 Posted by at 10:53 am on Wed 07/16/14
May 282014

After posting our wedding day photos, I scoured the archives for photos from other anniversaries, but came up with only a few of us. Some years, my birthday over-shadowed our anniversary (particularly 47 and 50). Other years, there were trips to Florida, Tennessee, or camping.

Below: from our 17th anniversary, as you can see Merri is indicating, from a NM camping trip.

MR indicates our 17th anniversary on a camping tripIn Pietown for our 17th anniversary trip (with Lucky Dog)

Below: from our 19th & 23rd anniversaries with the Greenbergs.

19th anniversary dinner with Ken and Benita Greenberg23rd anniversary dinner at Yanni's with Ken & Benita Greenberg

Below: from our 20th anniversary trip to Taos, NM

yurt in Bull of the Woodsthe happy couple, photo by our table neighbor, Walter von Dallas

 Posted by at 3:47 pm on Wed 05/28/14