After over 9 weeks of Shelter-in-Place, finding joy and happiness in the simple pleasures of life have taken on a new importance for many of us.
Slowly, prudently, more park lands in our area are open. This picture of a friend at Edgewood County Park in San Mateo County expresses complete joy in the moment. Every time I see it, I can't help but smile.
The painted rock we spotted on a trail in Marin County, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Since I need to return some equipment to a seller who now lives in Sausalito, we took advantage of a nearby trail and hiked up to a glorious rocky outcrop with views of Sausalito, Richardson Bay and beyond. There, much to our delight, was sitting this beautifully painted rock. Another reason to smile.
Further on, our hike took us down steep trails into woodland valleys, where we spotted a number of "fairy houses" along the trail. Here is one to share with you. More smiles.
Wishing you all many reasons to smile and to find the joy.