Monthly Archives: June 2012

Eavesdropping in the Woods or “He Just Doesn’t Have the Drive”

Wild mustard in bloom within the Ventura River Preserve. I lay on my back aside El Nido Meadow, sprawled across a trailside bench in the dappled light filtering through the oak tree canopy. Staring up at a patch of blue … Continue reading

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Alaska

A friend of the blog, Micah Pueschel, of the band Iration, was up in Alaska last week playing a gig and snapped this wilderness shot.

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Oil Seeps at Carpinteria, California

Oil seep at Carpinteria State Beach. “Cabrillo’s description of the Chumash of the Santa Barbara mainland is the oldest ethnohistoric document concerning California Indians.” —The Natural World of the California Indian, Robert F. Heizer & Albert B. Elsasser, University of … Continue reading

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Lone Wandering

Santa Barbara County Backcountry “Two or more people disturb the ecologic complex of an area. I had to go alone and I had to be self-contained, a kind of casual turtle carrying his house on his back.” —John Steinbeck Travels … Continue reading

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