San Rafael Valley, AZ ~~ Photo by Bill Haas

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


These are the nice people who operate Riley Creek, a five-star "resort" in Ft. Bragg, CA. They're really quite normal; they just also happen to know how to have a good time.
These are views through the resort's "dining hall" windows.
And these are the proprietress' "after" photos.
She is definitely the poster woman for what healthy eating, clean living and short hair could do for YOU!! Not to mention what a pause in their garden of Redwoods and Rhododendrums and wildflowers and Rileys' own brand of warmth and generosity will do for you. "Cathartic" comes to mind. I left there energized, believing I had just emerged from a spa for the soul!
While in Ft. Bragg, I was introduced to Ron LeValley, his gallery and his fabulous nature and wild life art. He has a unique stratagem ("Outside My Window") for marketing his work. But here's the thing: LeValley is a biologist first; the photography came later. Should you subscribe to his daily mailings of "Outside my Window," free of charge, you not only get an informative glimpse of his breathtaking photographs, he also generously shares historical and photographic details for each shot. If you love the natural world that surrounds you, I guarantee your day will start with a smile when you open mail from Ron LeValley.

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