I’m currently kicking off a three-week adventure in Western Australia - greetings from Perth!
I’ve spent the days leading up to my trip in Davis, California, attempting to balance work, packing, life, and replacing almost all of my failing electronics before hitting the road. Amidst the chaos, I forgot to obtain a visa (which made for an interesting airport experience), but more importantly, I also didn’t realize how much I’d miss the place that I’ve been calling home the past few months.
So as I settle in to this new setting (and visit of my favorite people in all of the world) I figured I'd share a few photos of Davis and its surrounding areas - places which I've really enjoyed calling home.
For what seemed like an eternity I drove past the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on my way to Sacramento for wrist surgery and physical therapy appointments. It wasn't until weeks into my recovery that I finally pulled off the freeway and took a walk along the trails (which bloom in bright, fantastic yellow during the springtime).
This photo of Lake Berryessa was taken on one of my earliest visits to the Central Valley. The view is from a hike on the Stebbins Creek Cold Canyon Trail, in Winters, California.
The Davis Food Co-Op has this cute little van with a friendly welcome message - for some reason it always makes me smile.
I love these colors on campus at the University of California - Davis.
I have to admit that the side deck that spans the side of our house is one of my favorite places in town. This rainy shot doesn't do it justice, but it's the perfect location for summertime dinner parties.
The plant life out here in California is a much different animal than that back in the midwest. Whether it's a corner of cacti in West Davis, flowering trees in the Arboretum, or the explosion of color in the garden on 11th Street below, I love it all.