The American River is running fast and fairly high right now; as I stood on the shore yesterday morning, mesmerized by the rushing water, there was nothing that could have induced me to dip even one foot into the torrent. But the birds have seen it all before and seemed more pleased than impressed. Like the Great Blue heron, calmly […]
These days when we head off to spend Christmas with the Big Guy’s family, it means a 3-hour airplane ride to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I do enjoy those trips, but sometimes I miss the days when his folks were living on Bay Farm Island in Alameda, only an hour or so away from our house via the freeway. We’d […]
North Texas, the day after Christmas 2018 — the wind was whipping a storm up from the southeast, dark clouds came rolling in, and heavy rain, with the frequent flash and boom of thunderstorms, was soon to follow.