Peggy and I arrived home from our three-month trip around North America to see this thunderhead hanging over the Red Butte Mountains. The view is from our patio.
When Peggy and I returned from re-tracing my bike route, we were more than happy to hang out at our home in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon. The wildlife entertained us and the surrounding country provided scenic views. It wasn’t until fall that we returned to our wandering ways with short trips to the coasts of Northern California and Oregon.
We finished off our year with a trip to Connecticut to visit our son Tony and his family, and North Carolina to visit our daughter Tasha and her family. In between we worked in a trip to Boston. There is a lot of good blog material! Right now I am sitting in Google’s Charlotte, North Carolina office where our son-in-law Clay works. One of my blogs will be on what it means to be a Googler and be Googley. I find the company fascinating!
Another view from our patio. The clouds often provide beautiful sunsets.
The mood changes dramatically when the mountain mists roll in. The Applegate River runs through the canyon.
The Applegate River showing its fall colors on a sunny day.
And fall colors in the Upper Applegate Valley.
Fall is when the bucks go at it in preparation for mating season. I face my writing chair so I can see all of our back yard action. I keep a camera handy!
And I am sure that most of you remember this photo of Little Buck. “Does anyone have an apple?” He was December on our Family Calendar.
Whipped cream, anyone? If you’ve never seen sea-foam whipped up by a stormy sea, that might be your first thought. I took this photo on our recent trip up the North Coast. It’s a preview of my next blog.
As is this: the Humboldt Lagoon north of Eureka.
Peggy and I had a great year wandering and sharing our adventures. I’ve also taken great pleasure in wandering around the world with you on your adventures! I am looking forward to 2017. My New Year’s Day blog will feature my plans for 2017.
Happy New Year!
Curt and Peggy
The two of us on top of a lighthouse on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
20 thoughts on “Wandering through Time and Place… The 2016 Year in Review: Part III”
Applegate Valley looks wondrous. Best wishes this new year, Curt (and Peggy)
Thanks, Susan. And it is beautiful. It almost reduces my desire to wander. Almost. 🙂 Happy New Year! –Curt
I managed to get to this blog but the one after doesn’t walk, Curt!
I’ll try again later. All the best for you and Peggy in the coming year. May the adventures keep coming.
Hopefully not a problem, Gerard. I listed the wrong time and went back and changed it. May the adventures continue… for all of us. –Curt
Happy New Year Curt and Peggy!
Love the pics of views. Wishing you a wonderful 2017.
What a beautiful place! 🙂
We are lucky! 🙂 Thanks. –Curt
Applegate Valley – pretty countryside down there. And some pretty good wineries too!
Happy New Year.
Thanks Dave. And Happy New Year to you. The wineries are quite good! We take full advantage of them. 🙂 –Curt
Happy New Year, Curt and Peggy! And Little Buck is still as adorable as he was last year.
Thanks Evelyne, and of course the same to you and your family. I suspect Little Buck is about to pass out of his cute stage. 🙂 –Curt
1And a very happy new year to you both with love
Likewise, my friend.
Coming a bit late… Happy New Year! 🙂
You really do live in a beautiful place. Love the photo of sundown. Best wishes for a great 2017, even though as I write this there are only 11 months left. I’m a bit late!
Just a bit, Rusha. 🙂 But I am amazed that you have gone back and read so many of the posted blogs… –Curt