A botannical moment from the Sespe

Went on a tamarisk-removal expedition down a Southern California tributary of the Sespe this past weekend with friends and with support from the Forest Service. Happy to do it and glad for the opportunity but know that the agency would rather us not post any on trips to protected places. So here's my allowable momentContinue reading “A botannical moment from the Sespe”

The lightly connected blossoms of spring: Kay Ryan

This one from the wondrously succinct Kay Ryan speaks to me of spring: "So Different," Kay Ryan A tree is lightly connected to its blossoms. For a tree it is a pleasant sensation to be stripped of what’s white and winsome. If a big wind comes, any nascent interest in fruit scatters. This is so different fromContinue reading “The lightly connected blossoms of spring: Kay Ryan”

Dozens of tornadoes devastate the South — in January

A rare mid-winter brace of hurricanes devastates the South; 150-mph winds recorded. Two dozen or so tornadoes sweeps through four states — Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina — killing six people, injuring a hundred or more, and leaving countless others homeless.  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640 Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyContinue reading “Dozens of tornadoes devastate the South — in January”