March’s birthstone is Aquamarine. Aquamarine is the pale blue to blue-green variety of the mineral Beryl. Learn more.
February’s birthstone is Amethyst. Amethyst comes in a range of purple hues; dark, light, shaded, and banded. Learn more.
January’s birthstone is Garnet. Garnet comes in a variety of colors, dark red being the most familiar. Learn more.
On New Year’s Eve, my boys and I went for a hike in the rocks at nearby Willow Lake.
Over my kids’ Fall Break, we went hiking near Flagstaff. The aspens on this trail were in full golden fall splendor.
This summer, we spent a few days at Morro Bay, CA exploring nearby beaches, enjoying the pleasant weather, and eating good seafood.