Monthly Archives: February 2011

Marooned with Grace at Academy of Sciences

The Dawn Jogger had a good excuse not to don rain gear and head out on what would have been a very wet and very chilly AM jog. She was driving north to San Francisco where she was meeting Grace … Continue reading

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Pretty morning for long Dish run

About an hour after the Dawn Jogger returned home from an extended Dish run, the skies again opened up and the rain poured down. So there was a reason she had the area practically to herself this morning – others … Continue reading

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Taking poser to new heights

The male Dawn Jogger coined the term “poser” for the many Great Blue Herons and snowy egrets that DJs would see on their morning runs and weekend hikes. These birds appear to stake territory so you often see them in … Continue reading

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Wow – what a rainbow!

So the chatter this morning around the Bay Area has been about the weather. A somewhat unpredictable low pressure system rolled in last night and was still providing significant precipitation when the Dawn Jogger usually gets up for her Wednesday … Continue reading

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Attuned to the signposts of life

One of the fun byproducts of InMenlo is that people pop into the Dawn Jogger’s life from all over. Yesterday she got an email from a man who collects old porcelain enamel California highway signs, which he showcases on his … Continue reading

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For the romantic in all of us

The light was still too dim this morning for the Dawn Jogger to get a crisp photo of this couple sitting on a tree stump about half way to the top of Big Dish – in the rain. But it … Continue reading

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And yet another old favorite with a fit friend

There were many goodies at dinner last night, so even before they went to bed the Dawn Jogger and weekend guest Christine were resolved to do a good hike today. The closest and obvious choice is the Windy Hill loop … Continue reading

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Return to an old favorite with an old friend

The Dawn Jogger picked her UCLA classmate Christine up at the airport this morning and headed straight to Byxbee/Baylands park in Palo Alto to do the five plus mile loop at a brisk walk. This had been a long time … Continue reading

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Yet another sparkling sunny day

The long period of dry weather and sunny, warm days is about to end, according to the weather forecasters. And while it’s really chilly in the hollows just after dawn, it’s near shirt sleeve temp up on top of the … Continue reading

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Valentine’s day is big in Menlo

Jog the suburban streets of Menlo Park and you see lots of Valentine’s Day flags – and even hearts in trees. While this one was a bit “cute” in the Dawn Jogger’s mind, it also said it all. It brought … Continue reading

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