Forest Fire Sun Rise

Even though we’re 279 miles from the most destructive forest fire in California history, the smoke and its smells are here in the Monterey area, cloaking the sunrise with an eerie haze.  So far 23 people have died in “The Camp Fire” which has torched 105,000 acres, destroyed some 6,400 structures and leveled the cityContinue reading “Forest Fire Sun Rise”

White-crowned Sparrow

    White-crowned sparrows were running rampant this week  in the neighborhood. Not exaggerating. These birds are a little like quails in that they like to walk and hop  in and out of thickets. Our front yard is one big thicket. I would have thought of a different name to describe this bird. The yellowContinue reading “White-crowned Sparrow”