Monthly Archives: April 2012

Giant Puffball Mushrooms

I went for a hike on Monday and, after several rain showers in the prior weeks, giant puffball mushrooms (Calvatia booniana) had sprouted up everywhere. I stopped counting after coming across fifty of them. They were all well past their … Continue reading

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Cover Photo Contribution For Sierra Club’s “Condor Call”

I contributed a photograph of spring wildflowers on Figueroa Mountain to the local Sierra Club’s newsletter, Condor Call. Editor John Hankins requested it and placed it on the cover for the April/May issue, which can be read in PDF format … Continue reading

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Mountain Sunset

A sunset view over the Pacific Ocean from the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara County.

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Make Do With What You Have

Big surf headed for the California coast on 4-1-12. (Surfline) Scratching furiously through the choppy rough seas at a point break I was recently surfing, trying to paddle up and over a set wave bearing down on me before it … Continue reading

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