Every Day Should Be Earth Day

Perhaps it is because yesterday was the official Earth Day 2015, but I found myself thinking a lot today about our earth, and in particular our precious lands here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

One of the benefits of living and working in the Silicon Valley, in San Mateo County and in San Francisco is our abundant open space right in our own back yards. We have County parks, Open Space Preserves and State Parks and beaches to enjoy.

When you cross the Golden Gate Bridge into neighboring Marin County, the wild lands continue.

Nowhere is it better appreciated than at the Point Reyes National Seashore, 71,000+ acres of protected parkland, visited by 2.5 million visitors annually.

On a recent business planning trip, I had the opportunity to visit the main headquarters, the Bear Valley Trailhead, and went for a couple of jogs and hikes at the end of my work sessions. From the moment I arrived reveled in the beauty, and was grateful this part of our earth has been set aside for the wildlife and the visitors who come to refresh and recharge, to honor the land and its history.

And speaking of recharging, in the parking one now finds a row of electric car battery chargers - and they were put to good use the afternoon of my visit.

I hope you enjoy a few of my pictures, and will agree with me that our Earth is a place to cherish and protect for ourselves and generations yet to come.

Entrance at Bear Valley Trailhead, Pt. Reyes, CA

electric car charging, Pt. Reyes Nat'l Seashore

California poppies, Divide Meadow, Pt. Reyes

Wooded trail with Forget-Me-Knots

Douglas Iris, Mt. Wittenberg trail, Pt.Reyes


--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547



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Comment balloon 8 commentsLottie Kendall • April 23 2015 09:11PM


 Good morning Lottie. You are right! Once we screw this planet up where are we going to go?

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 5 years ago

Good morning Lottie. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos, there are so many reasons to celebrate Earth Day, each and every day.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing the photos. I agree every day should be earth day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 5 years ago

Beautiful photos Lottie.  Makes me think I should be much more conscious of our earth than I am.  

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 5 years ago

Agreed, Michael Thornton - one earth for us to live on, and we want it to be a healthy one.

Hi Joe Petrowsky - You would enjoy the vastness, diversity and beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore; if you get a chance, I highly recommend it.

Gita Bantwal - I'm glad you enjoyed my snapshots of Point Reyes. They don't do it justice, but perhaps captures a bit of the glory.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 5 years ago

Good morning, Roger D. Mucci - with my love of hiking, I get out and about a fair amount, but it's easy to take things for granted and forget we should be careful to protect our world. Wishing everything good for you today!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 5 years ago

Good morning Lottie. I never thought of San Francisco as an open ended area but this is eye opening. I love your pictures and the plugs for electric cars is a really good thing too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 5 years ago

Sheila Anderson - it's amazing just how much open space there is right in San Francisco itself, and then if you go north or south to adjoining counties, there are more vast stretches. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 5 years ago