In love with trees (etc.)

April 17, 2012

I am so in love with my 30-acre Wood. I’ve always adored this particular piece of land, always found it to touch me somehow. But the more time I spend on it, the more I never want to leave it. I am a little confused and baffled by how good I feel just being on [...]

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My Lucky Stars

February 25, 2011

It is about nine thirty at night, very dark and zero degrees outside. The dog has cajoled me into coming outside to play his game, which is kind of a one-sided Pickle in the Middle–where he runs around with his ratty stuffed gorilla in his teeth and we both pretend that I am chasing him [...]

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Timber (Mis) Management

November 10, 2010

These trees are a representative sample of what remains in an area which was clear-cut about five years ago. A man named Mark McBroom bought this property, logged it, and then left. Turn 180° from looking at this clear-cut stand and this is what you will see: These acres were selectively harvested, using practices for [...]

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Super Cool Weird Life

November 8, 2010
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I love my woods

October 25, 2010

I don’t know how I could forget, but I did. I forgot how much I enjoy walking through my woods. Any woods, actually, but right now especially my woods. Funny. Somehow in the last two months I had not gotten up to my 30-acre woods, not until just two weeks ago. Getting “NO HUNTING” signs [...]

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Another One Bites the Dust – Death By Mountain Pine Beetle

October 23, 2010

My brother’s one-hundred year old pine tree is being hauled to the sawmill to be sliced into lumber, another pine tree life lost to the bark beetle. At least this tree was salvaged, taken down before it was completely dead and good only as fuel for fire. But this is the lucky one. Records of [...]

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A Visit From Pseudacris regilla

September 4, 2010

Found a new friend. He’s very pretty, I think. And damn hearty; can be found at elevations up to 11,600 feet. The Pacific Tree Frog. I like their singing, too.

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July 24, 2010
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July 21, 2010
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See, I DO still see beauty

March 20, 2010

I was early for an appointment recently. I know. I know. What, me early? But I was, and I wandered around the garden soaking in the springtime changes. Not to let the moss gather while I wait for the appointed hour. And if you can identify the content of this next photo, you win the [...]

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