If you were truly to wake up in fog, it might look like this photo I took while hiking into a fog bank along Big Sur.
I was once chased by a chipmunk protecting its newborns. The dogs and I ran for about 100 feet with the chipmunk in hot pursuit until we turned the corner and apparently our pursuer did not. Took these shots yesterday of a chipmunk looking for food. I used a telephoto lens to be safe. Yes,Continue reading “The Fearless Chipmunk”
Chartan sat across from Minerva, staring at his dinner plate as if he were facing checkmate. Decisions he rarely had to make were required now. Did he want a glass of wine? Would he like salmon or New York steak? He hadn’t had any form of alcohol in six months. To admit such, he thought, would suggestContinue reading “The Adventures of Chartan: The Temptation”
Yesterday there was a 15% chance for rain in the Sierras in mid-afternoon. You could walk between the raindrops without getting wet until 2:48 p.m.–that’s when the downpour began. I looked out the window as if oil had been struck. Buckets of rain for nearly 30 minutes. Okay, it’s not the end of the drought,Continue reading “What the West Coast Needs…A Downpour”
A buckeye butterfly floats by very old brick.
Sometimes on a hike my cell phone, on its own, will take shots of my pocket. But this one, a spiral of the wood chip trail, was taken while the phone was hanging out of my pocket, or, at least, that is the theory. I like it.
When I go on a hike, my thoughts are about the condition of the forest given the extreme drought conditions in California. Yesterday, I took Ivan on the Carmel Mission Trail where I stopped and took a cell phone photo of a dead tree branch that appeared to have been laid to rest by theContinue reading “Bone Dry Grave”
Yesterday started out with a large cup of coffee and…three kittens in what we call “bee alley” (our side yard formerly devoted to bee hives). Nearly impossible for kittens to access the alley. Didn’t see a mother. I checked with a few neighbors but no one was aware of a recent litter of kittens. TookContinue reading “Surprise Visitors”