Monday, October 29, 2012

Jack-O-Post 2012

Here is this year's O'lamp-post - created as usual with no plan, electrical tape, scissors, and an orange light bulb CFL.

Links to previous years' posts:

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Leaf It To Me

I didn't get these posted yesterday because, well, I was, um, exercising.  And if you ever need to know, yes, a ton of leaves is heavier than a ton of whatever, especially when damp.

Also, perhaps these Fall colors will tide you over while the BlackOakNaturalist finds a way around the no-such-thing-as-a-free-lunch-forever Google wall. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Peak Peeping Season

If the past is any predictor of the future, this weekend may be the time to see the venerable "Judge Thieler sugar maple" near its peak. 
Even the BlackOakNaturalist is making time for the maple as evidenced by this shot on his blog today.

Below is this year's day-by-day leaf-by-leaf-turning slideshow.
After the sugar maples' peak relatively early in the season, there's still a month
of Awesome Autumn around Quincy and all of Plumas County.

Here are links to the photos from previous years for comparison.
By the way, the Al spelled his name "Thieler", and you should too.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

More Than Books

College should be about a lot more than book-learning.
And here is more from the "million acre classroom" at FRC.
Weekend Class: Beginner Whitewater Kayaking from ORL Feather River College on Vimeo.

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Monday, October 1, 2012


Where I grew up, this was a weed.  Joe is right, we should celebrate the magnificent weeds.