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Fireworks at eye level – that is something I hadn’t seen before. We hiked out to Cypress Abby above Arena Cove to watch the Point Arena 4th of July Fireworks and it was quite spectacular. The cliffs are about 80 feet above sea level, so you can watch the fireworks being launched from the pier, climbing their way up into the sky and then explode. Another advantage of being up high is that you don’t smell and inhale the smoke. We could see it filling the harbor.

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Earlier in the day, Fort Bragg was holding its annual 4th of July Salmon BBQ. We had a nice visit with Congressman Jared Huffman who was on BBQ duty and doing a great job. The salmon was delicious!

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The garden is doing quite well. The beans looked happy and I harvested the first batch which was very tasty. Nothing like home-grown food!

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As always, the North Coast was magical and we had a wonderful weekend visiting with friends, hiking, gardening, cutting firewood and even enjoying our first dinner outside on the deck this year. I can’t wait to be back.

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IMG_1603I was suffering from Enchanted Meadows withdrawal after not having been there in over a month. As always, it lived up to its name: 80 degrees in the shade, blue skies, quiet except for the sounds of nature. One of my favorite sounds on the hillside will always be the buzzing and chirping of the hummingbirds. Our big Knifophia, their equivalent of catnip, was blooming in its orange glory and the Anna’s and Allen’s hummingbirds were making a racket battling over the nectar.

The tomato and squash plants in the pots are doing great. In fact, we harvested the first three squash already.

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The cherry tomatoes in the ground are doing OK, but not nearly as well as the plants in the pots with the primo soil. I have to admit that, but am still reluctant to give up gardening in the ground. Call me old-fashioned!

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It rained about half an inch late last week, so the soil was still fairly moist and had that wonderful earthy smell. The moisture also left condensation on an upside down garbage can covered with its lid that apparently made a perfect hiding place for two Pacific tree frogs that John discovered when he lifted the lid. He decided to use another garbage can for his project and leave the frogs be. There is room for everybody at Enchanted Meadows.

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I’m feeling rested and recharged after a short infusion of magic, but can’t wait to return. I will never tire of the beauty, tranquility and peace this amazing place has to offer.

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