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or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

Archive for the 'santa cruz mountains' Category

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

On my second day of vacation I enjoyed an eight mile hike in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space. The salamander above was photographed by setting the iPhone down on the ground, hitting the shutter, and hoping for the best. On the way back home the steep 1500-foot trudge back up the hill was moderately exhausting, [...]

Weather Geeking, Orchid Geeking

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Keeping orchids alive outdoors is a challenge where I live. It’s been raining for almost a week and will most likely rain through this coming week. Nights get down to about 35 degrees and the temp hasn’t topped 42 or so during the day since the rains resumed. I grow a lot of Mexican Laelia [...]

Strange Creatures of the Forest

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

When the winter rains come early, weird mutant fauna crawl out from under the leaves in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Photo by MtnWays@HicksRoad.com