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or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

Archive for the 'woodside' Category

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.

Ridge Road Cat

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

A neighborhood cat near Ridge Road’s dead end.

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 [...]

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.

A Bad Day Gardening Is Better Than….

Monday, April 28th, 2008

…just about anything, and yesterday wasn’t a bad day, neither. Here’s what the front patio looks like after a few hours’ sprucing-up on Sunday.

The First Warm Weekend of the Year

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Sudden Oak Death

Monday, October 15th, 2007

The areas surrounding Woodside and Portola Valley are being hit hard by this pathogen. Entire forests of 200+year-old trees are dying. Fungicide/fertilizer spraying and trimming of vector trees seems to be controlling the spread, but over a million trees in Northern California have been lost.

Brisbane….The Final Farewell (An Excerpt from the Forthcoming Novel)

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

This, friends, is what blogs are for. So make a quick bathroom visit, grab a recreational beverage, have a seat and spend some quality time with me, won’t you? I’ve moved the last of my belongings from Brisbane. I can’t say it’s a bittersweet goodbye; there seems very little that’s sweet about my final three [...]

Back To The Woods

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Yesterday I moved into a new rental just off Skyline Blvd. between Hwys 84 and 35. It feels good, but the house is up for sale and I may have to move again in two or three months. I should have the Brisbane shack cleaned out in the next week or two. It’ll be good [...]

Kaua’i June ’07

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Thursday 15th: Land in Lihue, reacquaint self with cats, property, hosts. Friday 16th: Attempt to take hosts to airport but dead battery on rental car gets in the way. Change cars. Hosts make flight in time. Buy $75 worth of groceries for $125. Go home, unpack, get settled, walk around the grounds. Saturday 16th: Resume [...]