Astronomy · Getaways

Summer Solstice, Strawberry Moon in a Fairytale Castle

Once upon a time, on the longest day of the year, villagers gathered in a fairytale castle for a labyrinth moonwalk to renew their spirits under the glow of a full strawberry moon. That time was yesterday, the village was San Anselmo, and the setting was Geneva Terrace at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. In… Continue reading Summer Solstice, Strawberry Moon in a Fairytale Castle

Getaways · Hikes

Ambassadors from Another Time

With the coast redwoods of Muir Woods and Mt. Tamalpais just minutes from our doorstep, I approached a trip to Humboldt Redwoods State Park with the wariness of an apartment-hunter in San Francisco: I wanted to believe the hype but sadly, size was usually exaggerated. But we were on a quest for an elusive giant, so… Continue reading Ambassadors from Another Time