Friday, December 30, 2011

Mendocino Headlands View

A red-clad visitor sits on a bench under a cypress, gazing out to sea. These cliffs are dangerous, and rescue crews are called out to help the imprudent every year. It's especially sad to read of pets falling to their deaths.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Oaks With Old Man's Beard

Most of the oaks in Little Lake Valley are draped with a harmless pale-green lichen called Old Man's Beard. Only the dark green velvety plants, directly on the bark, are actually moss.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Indie Bookstore

Shopped at Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah, hoping it can hang on in these turbulent times.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Work of Acorn Woodpeckers

A roadside salad of moss, evergreen broadleaf California laurel, and Old Man's Beard lichen, along the Reynolds Highway.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Two Ravens in Willits

Two ravens preen in the crown of an oak tree. I walked around noticing other things, then came back to one preening the other...

Sometimes she stopped her attentions to his feathers to softly make rapid knocking sounds in her throat, just for him.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Down by the Old Mill Stream...

Or, more specifically, the Muir Mill stream a.k.a. Baechtel Creek.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

At the Hospital



Waiting for the loved one's return from repair.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

In Memory

Hometown son, Jesse Pittman, a member of the Navy Seals, was remembered today in a large event down in Ukiah. Up in Willits, Main Street was lined with American flags in his honor.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ectiv… Ency

I committed no malic, or other dama … this property. But I did eat the ripe blackberries.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dawn Light on Steel

The rising sun illuminates disused commercial structures.