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Archive for the 'redwoods' 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, [...]

Dean Trail, Huddart Park

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Grove of madrones (Arbutus menziesii) framed by young oak and redwood. Between Silver Springs and Chinquapin Trails. Kings Mountain/San Mateo County, CA. iPhone pic.

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 [...]


Saturday, December 20th, 2008

It snowed here last Tuesday morning. Most of it melted by 2pm. The next night the temperature got down to about 28F and it’s rarely been above 40 since then. Many orchids have been moved indoors, and flood/heatlamps have been installed within the mini-greenhouses. Tuesday through Thursday next week we’re promised some sort of “extreme [...]

Raymundo Pastorale

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Raymundo Pastorale, originally uploaded by limahuli. I haven’t felt compelled to post much lately (obviously). The biggest development– other than this whole Obama thing everyone’s talking about lately, of course– was that I discovered a new trail just down the ridge. Well…new to me, anyway. Is nice.

Kings Mountain Art Fair

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

I’ll be working at the information booth in the fire station bay on Monday, Labor Day, 3-5pm. Come over and say hello.

Mountain Lions and Redwoods

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Development Threatens Mountain Lions (thanks to Mom for the article) World’s Tallest in Arboreal Witness Protection

Fog, Light and Flora

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

July 18th, 8:30am. Huddart Park.


Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Sometimes the combination of fog and sunlight in the morning can be magical.

Catching My Breath

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Around a week ago I unpacked my last box and went back to work at the office in San Francisco after five days off to move and regroup. I spent this week trying to get caught up at work and came home every night and appreciated my new surroundings. Tomorrow I meet Beautiful Housecleaners (yes, [...]