Spot takes Piedmont

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Piedmont park

 California dreaming - I am constantly amazed and overjoyed by this wonderful area we live in.  There are surprises around every corner - beautiful vistas, incredible hikes through redwood forests or coastal wetlands or around lakes hidden away - private and beautiful and often only 5-10 minutes from a shopping area.  Tilden Lake, Lake Chabot, Lake Temescal...  and of course, the ocean.  I am just waxing on because I spent the day taking Spot (a handsome 7 year old Sharpe mix (1/4 Labrador - a bit less wrinkled and not quite as stubborn) to various venues where he could explore and run and sniff the vegetation and other canines.   

We started out to go to Muir beach - one of our favorite places, but got sidetracked.  Never know how it happens, we start out with one thing in mind, make a pitstop somewhere and then go on in another, unintended direction.  We checked out the park behind the Piedmont High School first.  I live maybe ten minutes from there and had never walked it - fabulous, check out the pictures. Spot loved the waterfalls, I loved the towering trees to - he liked their bases but never deigned to look up...  typical Spot.

 spot at Piedmont park

Spot in Piedmont2

Then we went to a dog park in Alameda in the shadow of the infamous cranes that inspired (according to local legend anyway)the Star Wars AT-AT walkers in "The Empire Strikes Back".  Great park and setting but my hands were so cold here I couldn't take them out of my pockets to take any pictures - maybe next time.. 

Happy 2009, Bay Area!

Chic Home Interiors does Home Staging, Interior Redesign and Training in Staging, Color and Green Build Science. Our training arena is all of North America, while our design and staging is in the San Francisco Bay Area only.

Joanne O'Donnell

Chic Home Interiors




Comments (3)

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Joanne- Welcome to the California Dreaming group and I love your blog because I go camping and hiking in the redwoods every year, it is one of my favorite places to re-charge.


Jan 03, 2009 05:04 PM
Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Oakland, CA

Thanks, Robert, I checked out your blog and your photo website - you are a wonderful photographer! I am going to bookmark and go back later for a more leisurely perusal.

Jan 04, 2009 03:28 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Joanne - Thank you and some people just don't love trees like we do!

Jan 26, 2009 11:11 AM