Tag Archives: Outdoors

Restoration Travesty, San Marcos Foothills Preserve

The filthy-toed plebe at the gate.  He’s the latest superhero with powers so profoundHe can leap a dotted line in just a single bound   I know you must have seen him in the books and magazinesHe’s the quintessential mindless, … Continue reading

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Mammoth Rubbing Rocks

Edge of the continent, Sonoma County “Groovy, man. How much do you want for this special battery-powered back-scratcher in the showcase, man.” “Cost you one dollar and ninety-five cents.” “A necessary item, man, haul it out.” —The Fan Man by … Continue reading

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The Great Valley Oak Death Rattle, Fish Creek Camp

‘Tis yet another devastating blow. Like the death of the live oak of Mono Narrows Camp. The immolation by wildfire of the disjunct relictual stand of Ponderosa pine along Dry Lakes Ridge. And so too the palisades of tall timber … Continue reading

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Resuscitation

Car headlights swept the blackness revealing a whirling glimpse of dirt parking lot that flashed in the night. Boulders ringed the empty lot before a backdrop of lumpy drab forest. Two men stood bound in a sleepless stupor gazing at … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle in the Highlands

Honeysuckle in the woods of Scotland. “Wherever there is suddenly more light, flowering plants also try their luck, including honeysuckle. Using its tendrils, it makes its way up around the little trunks, always twining in a clockwise direction. By coiling … Continue reading

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