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A Few of My Favorite Things

Thanks Made Easy (with apologies to Dame Julie)

Big dogs
and bird songs
and hikes along ridges

12 Paws Pause

Air Patrol

Approaching Basin 3 from the East

Rainstorms
and rockforms
and kayak-ing with the missus

Tramping, Great Barrier Island

Atop Devil's Postpile

Kayak Queen

Long canyon bridges that wobble and swing,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Logan Creek Bridge

Scout trips
and malt sips
and rocks that are mossy

Little Mountain Man, Redux

Ledaig

Dean Trail No. 2

Dolphins
and fish tins
and hiking with the posse

Escort No. 2

Provisions

Sherpa Service

That sweet green-eyed hottie who’s wearing my ring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Anacapa Island

When I’m plain worn out
or when I work too much
or when I’m feeling down
I suddenly think of my favorite things
And then there’s no need to frown

Aged maps
and brass caps
And old lookout towers

Quatal Cyn, 1926

Derrydale Benchmark

Keller Peak Lookout 3/3

Ice cans
and rock bands
And trails full with flowers

Near-mint

"With a flick of the switch ..."

The Master at Work

Old signs
And good times
Taking the girls caving

Mission Pine Spring pre-1936

Three Beards Converged in the Pub ...

Crystal Cave No. 2

Deep sleep
and warm feet
and not ever shaving

Siesta

Heaven

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These are a few of my favorite things.

Happy Thanksgiving, all.

Cozy Dell Trail | Los Padres National Forest | April 2010
Piru Creek | Los Padres National Forest | August 2011
Dry Lakes Ridge | Los Padres National Forest | May 2010
Kaitoke Trail | Great Barrier Island, New Zealand | June 2005
Devils Postpile National Monument | June 2009
Logan Creek | West Coast Trail, British Columbia | August 2006
Hanalei River | Kauai | July 2010

Tangerine Falls | Los Padres National Forest | August 2011
Running Springs | San Bernardino National Forest | May 2011
Dean Trail | Camel’s Hump State Park, Vermont | June 2010
Santa Barbara Channel | October 2009
Camel’s Hump | Camel’s Hump State Park, Vermont | June 2010
Snyder Trail | Los Padres National Forest | April 2011
Anacapa Island | Channel Islands National Park | May 2007

Santa Barbara National Forest Map | 1926
Derrydale Creek @ Sespe Gorge | Los Padres National Forest | March 2009
Keller Peak | San Bernardino National Forest | May 2011
Topatopa Lodge Camp | Los Padres National Forest | October 2010
Home | December 2010
Red Reef Trail | Los Padres National Forest | March 2010
Santa Barbara Ranger District | Los Padres National Forest | October 2011
Dargan’s | Ventura, California | November 2010
Crystal Cave | Sequoia National Park | June 2010
Chula Vista Camp | Los Padres National Forest | March 2011
Home | November 2011
Phillipe’s | Los Angeles, California | September 2008

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6 Responses to A Few of My Favorite Things

  1. karen says:

    Lovely T’giving Day depiction of *favorite things.* Very nice!

  2. Colonel Cook says:

    Great! Yea, your wife is pretty cool. Your pictures are fab.

  3. cousin andi says:

    Great, Craig. Thanks for Thanksgiving cheer. Love, A

  4. mr g says:

    always a moment or more of pleasure when i open something from the bearded kilt donning person… great work. now the iambic pentameter…

  5. Trevor says:

    Beautifully put together. I appreciate the smile you’ve provided on this Thanksgiving Day. Cheers!

  6. George Armstrong says:

    Great rendition of that song…..makes me wonder if you have a trip to the Alps planned someday 🙂

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