July 1, 1979 — Port Angeles, Washington State. On our road trip to British Columbia the previous year, I’d slept inside the VW camper along with my parents; but this year, because I’d wished for a bit more privacy, my dad was good enough to bring along a […]
I see these little golden flowers, also called Madia elegans, nearly everywhere I hike around my area, but I never knew until now that rather than an invasive species they are native plants once used as a food source by the Pomo and Miwok tribes, among others.
I’ve been lucky enough to capture a few hawks with my camera in the past few months, but this one really surprised me. I was climbing the last big hill at the end of my hike when I noticed him sitting on a low-hanging branch above the trail. […]