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  • Pussyhats

    I’m too left-handed to learn to knit, but one of my best friends is good at it. She’s been busy making the pink protest hats with the cat ears. Amazingly, the yarn shop in the obscenely affluent suburb where I get my food and gas is SOLD OUT of pink yarn…

  • Only for the true fanatics

    There are a lot of hot springs in California. This rough monument marks one of the most difficult to access. It is revealed only at very low tides. But since it is rather close to San Francisco, not a low tide goes by without a group of people shiverin…

  • Evacuation Time.

    klamath Mountains, northern California, 2016. This summer I realized what climate change could bring to wilderness backpackers. As wildfires increase, it may become too dangerous to hike deep into a timbered wilderness, or even to drive for miles on a ro…


  • Mossy lane.

    Point Reyes, California.

  • You have to admit...

    We know we’re in for it, here in California. But you have to admit, reading Trump’s Tweets each morning is a way to wake up fast without caffeine...

  • Been Gone For a While

    Coming to you from that overpriced coffee place with free wi-fi. For weeks I haven’t had any broadband at my little house in the glistening wet redwood forest. So I’m reduced to a Starbucks, where I am the only old person and the only one so old fashion…


  • In the Ancient Forest

    This is a Bristlecone Pine, perhaps two or three thousand years old, which makes it middle aged in the Bristlecone forest. Somewhere near here, at 11,000 feet in the White Mountains of California, there is a living tree that is more than 5000 years old.…

  • In Caruthers Canyon

    Mojave National Preserve, California

  • The Monster Pauses...

    ...after ravaging the wooly aphid colony. Central California.


  • Something Small and Rare...

    ...and becoming even rarer. This pretty little thing with its red fruit is a Little Fishhook Cactus, Mammilaria tetrancistra, growing wild in Death Valley. Ones that grew near roads or trails have long since been ripped up and carried off, mostly by comm…

  • Winter Comes to the Sierra Crest

    Big Pine Creek, California.

  • Stylocline

    You may never notice the little plants of the Stylcocline genus when you wander in the American deserts, but the old prospectors did. They knew nothing of scientific nomenclature, but they noticed that the desert songbirds eagerly gathered the wooly fluf…


  • Have You Heard One of These?

    I may be giving away my advanced age again. This is a hit-miss engine, displayed in the delightful outdoor museum that the local people have developed in the small desert town of Shoshone, California. I remember the sound of these things. I heard them s…

  • Salt Tram

    Crossover station of the old Saline Valley salt tram, on a summit ridge in the Inyo Mountains.

  • Joshua Trees

    Much worrying is going on about the Joshua Trees, growing only in the Mojave Desert. They seem to be very susceptible to climate change, and unlike some plants which may survive by gaining altitude, they have nowhere to go. These strange members of the l…


  • When it Was Still Running: 3

    SP Narrow Guage (Carson & Colorado) No. 18 Waiting for business, any business, at Keeler, California in 1947. I'm the feckless youth in the engineer's seat. These little Baldwin "Slim Princess” engines originally pulled freight north from Owens Valley in…

  • When it Was Still Running: 2

    Here’s a slightly faded old slide of me, an unrepentant teenager, on a boxcar of the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge railway in Owens Valley California. The desert railroad line, originally the Carson and Colorado, was still functioning...whenever they got…

  • When It Was Still Running

    This is a 1948 Kodachrome of the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge (Carson & Colorado) line when it was still operating in Owens Valley California. The dear little engines were known to the locals as the “Slim Princesses.” The small station, built to scale,…


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