Name

Kim Johnson

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Female

Location

Oceanside, San Diego, California (US)

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Five dogs and their pack of 3 people. “Myself, my son and daughter in law”, took a five mile hike to see an abandoned Copper Mine… I took so many photographs along the way. These pictures are of the Copper Creek, the Trail and the Dogs. We started off on an old wagon trail, “Lone Jack R... Read more
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LiaF7 Lovely :) Did you know that "escondido" is a portuguese and spanish word meaning "HIDDEN" ?
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KimJohnson Everything around here is named either in Spanish or Native American :D
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KimJohnson I grew up in Vista and boy does it have a view!
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LiaF7 Vista is also a Portuguese word :)
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Wandrnrose7 I'm jealous! It looks remarkable.
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ze2000 I love your posts!
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KimJohnson Omg Lia, no wonder we have so many Portuguese words. It makes it easy to pick out words in your language, if you could just slow down a bit. lol Thank u so much for the articles. So wonderful.
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KimJohnson Thank you Wandrnrose and zeeeee2000!
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LiaF7 Most people don't know that portuguese navigation techniques were a bit ahead of the spanish in those days and most of ship captains were portuguese some working for the portuguese crown and others for the spanish crown. Christopher Colombus was portuguese and it has been proven (working for tha spanish crown). Lot of genealogy documents in this and many researchers theories.
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LiaF7 Many nautical measuring instruments were invented by the portuguese, that's how they got so far in the seas :) @kimjohnson thank you :)
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KimJohnson @liaF7 So much wonderful history.
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KimJohnson New article
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All of these are growing wild! Sage - You can cut the fresh flowers and use them as a decoration on a cake, use them to make herbed vinegar, pour hot water over them for tea, or dry and store them to use in the winter, when fresh flowers are rare. African Iris - Was first described as a genus i... Read more
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Wandrnrose7 Magnificent
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LiaF7 Beautiful Kim. I have a problem with wild flowers, love them, but don't know the name of most of them. Except for the African Iris, the rest are very familiar to me :)
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KimJohnson Thank you @wandrnrose7 and @laif7 I have the same problem. I did find a few good lists with pictures for our area.
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olavn54 So beauty post
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KimJohnson New article
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Mni Wakan - Lakota for Water is Sacred. Mni Wiconi - Water is Life. I would like to post some of my favorite water pictures to remember that one year ago, we began our struggle against clean water in our country. Being half Nez Perce Native American we were called upon by the Lakota in North Da... Read more
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LiaF7 Great text and even greater photos. Loved it.
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TeriRoss I wish I could have been there!!! Wouldn't it be amazing if we could actually take back our country? What a wonderful country this would be if the settlers had chosen to live among the Natives and adopted our ways.
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KimJohnson Thanks @Liaf7 ! And @TeriRoss No doubt, sighs, its sad.
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KimJohnson New article
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I have several folders of random things one might find while out hiking the off the beaten trails, some are no more than coyote trails. What do you think I found? Clue 1. There are several of those in the trees, brush, woods, canyons, etc. On one of those hikes we found, first off, a ball o... Read more
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LiaF7 Is that some kind of scarecrow?
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KimJohnson I believe so. lol
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KimJohnson New article
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One of my favorite things to do is get up close and personal with my subjects. I love macros. The definition of a macro is life size or bigger. In the first photo, you can see my tomatoes just beginning to form, with all the little hairs on the vine. In the second, the you can see the wings, ey... Read more
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LiaF7 Absolutely lovely Kim. The first photo without reading, I thought is was pumpkin vines.
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KimJohnson New article
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Photo 1: Do you remember the movie, "Castaway"? The face he painted on the ball and named, Wilson was this face. Someone had a since of humor. You never know what you will find when out exploring the back country of San Diego County. Photos 2 and 3: We found some old ruins, it was a buil... Read more
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ze2000 Wilson should have got an oscar to the best secondary role. He nailed it without saying a word.
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KimJohnson lol no doubt ze
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ze2000 Maybe someone had crops there decades ago.
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LiaF7 If it were here in Portugal with gps coordinates taken to local city hall it would be enough to find out whose house it was. Lovely photos/adventure Kim :)
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KimJohnson ze, I think they did, there is an old foundation for a homestead close. This was all farm country when I was young.
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KimJohnson Lia, really??? That is so awesome. Wish we had that here.
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KimJohnson New article
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It took us the better part of a half day to find the "cave". The area is within a 110 acre wild life preserve. This was just on the other side of the left side of the rim. It's not really a cave, but an old exploratory mine, known as an "adit". This adit was used long ago... Read more
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LiaF7 I did enjoy :) Story and photos. Congrats Kim
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bee Amazing knowledge. Thanks for sharing @KimJohnson
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KimJohnson Thanks Lia and bee!
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KimJohnson New article
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A lot of people don't know that San Diego has it's own volcano that was active 15 million years ago. This is called Calavera Volcano. It is in Carlsbad California. Just across a valley from where I live currently. Great place to hike and check out a little history. The plug you see cont... Read more
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ze2000 I would love to visit california but I just can't at the moment... :(
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KimJohnson You can visit on my short little hikes then :) @ze2000
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ze2000 yes! I love it. I am impressed by the natural parks you have there.
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LiaF7 I didn't know. Thank you for showing us :)
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Borderline Amazing!
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KimJohnson Thank you all :)
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KimJohnson New article
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It has been so cold and gloomy the last few weeks on the coast in San Diego's North County. We laughingly call this time of year, "June Gloom" which follows the persistent "May Grey". So, by this time of year I was wanting some sunshine and warmer weather, What better way than to distance your... Read more
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luluarte We have similar flowers here :D
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SHOHANA wow nice pic
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Flutterbydee We have them in London too luluarte. The blooms fade so fast if picked. Do you have a garden at home Kim?
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Lucia5 Nice post!
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MegyBella amazing place
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KimJohnson Thank you all, we have so much in common around the world. Not at this time Dee. Someday soon I hope to have a home. Right now I rent a room.
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LiaF7 Funny... only saw this article now and had sent a photo with these kind of flowers to luluarte this afternoon showing where I was. Lovely Kim :)
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KimJohnson New article
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I have to start with Maggie Mae, (Maggie Mae, Song from Rod Stewart) She was picked up wondering a neighborhood in the town I live in, when the Humane Society I worked for got a call that there was an emaciated dog digging in the trash cans. The animal control had problems getting her an... Read more
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lourdeshd6 Hi dear 🙋🙋🙋
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KimJohnson OH yay, Hi there, good to see you here! Have fun, look forward to your awesome photos.
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LiaF7 15 years... a lifetime :) So much pacience and love and you conquered her. Beautiful story Kim.
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KimJohnson Thank you Lia, and thank you so much for your help. :)
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LiaF7 You're welcome dear :)
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