Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Storm Tracks

The morning after.

Toe to toe, so to speak,

under our sequoia with the neighborhood bear.

More to come?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Spring things

Planting bulbs before the ground freezes.
Scott Edwards
Hope for Spring.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Milling around

The biggest real business in Quincy is the Sierra Pacific mill. Among other things, they operate a co-generation facility to convert waste biomass to electricity.
SPI Quincy
On weekends those in the community can "contribute" their yard waste to the co-generator as well. To give those readers who actually live in urbanity a glimpse inside, these photos were taken over the last several months while driving through their log deck to or from the yard-waste drop-off point.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ursa Major

Last night ursa left a major dump in the yard (actually three). So if you are asked whether a bear shits in the woods, the answer is: not always.

The local ursae (bears) have been coming into town for several months to fatten up on fruit (and un-secured garbage). Now about all that's available is the remainder of a good apple season. A week ago one ambled through our backyard late in the evening on the way to our neighbor's apple tree passing silently just six or eight feet from my wife. Both were surprised and hastily departed in opposite directions without incident.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Roses today, Winter storm warnings for tomorrow.

Caption Needed

There is a great caption for this photo, but I don't know what it is.
If you think of it, leave a comment.

Monday, November 1, 2010


And finally the most scary of all:

Jack-O-Post 2010