Recently we've spent some time together.
Just me and my brother.
A week together without family members.
Time to talk, reminisce, reflect.
My brother is a few years older than I am, and I have always looked up to him as I'm sure many little sisters do.
From my earliest childhood memories he has always been tall, handsome and wise.
A bit of heaven to slow down together and just be.
The Santa Cruz mountains provide Garden of Eden spots.
We both love to walk.
One afternoon he took me to Loch Lomand Reservoir near Felton where we sat on a bench at water's edge, shared a picnic lunch...
...and watched the ducks swim by.
Here and there we could hear the echo of voices from anglers trout fishing, or a row boat gliding by.
But mainly it was just quiet.
Grateful moments that are now etched into my memory.