January is ending with a burst of travel for us all. Kim went to Montana for a long weekend to visit our friend Shannon, while Ellie and I flew to Sacramento to see Susan (“Deppa”) and Ron at the farm in Dixon. Ellie will stay here for the week while I’m at the Macworld|iWorld conference in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Patty arrives in Seattle on Wednesday, after which she and Kim will spend a few days in Friday Harbor to celebrate Patty’s birthday. And then, next week, Ellie and I travel back home.
While here at the farm, I’ve been busy working on a book project and getting ready for the event, but also taking time to hang out with my girl (which usually involves lots of time on the swing). Yesterday, after a stormy morning, the sun broke through, the clouds disappeared, and we were treated to some beautiful afternoon light on a walk around the property. Here are photos from that little mud-filled excursion.