Category Archives: Nature

Making Soap From Yucca Video

Here is a demonstration of some traditional Native American backcountry know-how on making soap from yucca (Yucca whipplei). It is, admittedly, esoteric knowledge that is obsolete in the current age of abundance where innumerable soap varieties are available in countless … Continue reading

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Sea Anemone

Anthopleura elegantissima Sea anemones thrive in the intertidal zone of Santa Barbara County beaches due in part to microscopic organisms living within their bodies. A type of alga called zoochlorella grows inside the tissue of the anemones in a symbiotic … Continue reading

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Canoe Camping Along the Green River, Utah

A photo essay of a camping trip down the Green River in Utah by Clint Elliott and the boys: Priorities. Tally ho! Petroglyphs Clint Elliott hanging five. A view of the Green River through the walls of ancient Native American … Continue reading

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Rose Canyon Video Clip

Here is a short iPhone-shot video clip of Rose Canyon I took back in December, but never published. The video goes with the previously posted recount of that trip, which will give some background information on why I was filming … Continue reading

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Condor Point

Condor Point There had been a spring up there at one time. Condor Point Spring seeped up through cracks in the sandstone, flowed weakly across the mossy slab of bedrock and into a long, broad concavity. The steady trickle puddled … Continue reading

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