Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk Daily Photo As the sun sent light skipping across the tops of ridges and trees this morning leaving splashes of color behind,  some areas were left untouched–monochrome amid the gold.  A darker lump clamped to the top of a tall fir on the dark side of Druid’s Knoll puzzled me.  Climbing up the steep hillside while trying to

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Moon

Nearly Full, Nearly Night Daily Photo Last month’s moon shone brighter than any other in 2008 and this month’s moon (known in some Native American lore as the Wolf Moon)  appears larger than any other this year. This photo snapped yesterday caught the nearly full moon just before sunset.  If any of you saw tonight’s moon rise, it was breathtakingly

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Wild Fountain

Wild Fountain Daily Photo Every rainy season, this tiny crick comes alive.  By midsummer, it’s gone and the mosses dry to a crisp brown. Some heathen, the type that rides through wearing shiny black biking shorts,  claimed one August that our land around here looked parched and ugly.  He thought he’d better hustle on through to points south. That’s why

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So Long, Farewell

My computer is in ill with a virus so–so long, farewell.  I say Auf wiedersein but I’m not sure I know how to spell it.  Hopefully, I will be back in a week or so.  Those of you here in Humboldt feel free to tell Garth at Emerald Technologies (wonderful computer place) that you know he’ll do a SPEEDY job;>

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The Last Butterfly of Summer

Against the worn black leather jacket that he insists has “street cred,” his grandfather’s rifle is a branch of rich brown wood matching the forest around him.  His friend let him out of the old Ford at Hayden’s Ruff this morning and he planned to meet up with his dad and little brother this afternoon but he’s missed the pickup point somehow.  He hasn’t seen a

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Sideways

Sideways Daily Photo As the final haze of last summer’s fires lingered on the horizon, I took this photo with a sideways tilt.  It pleases me to see the echoing swoop of hill beyond hill.  But, I’ve held it not knowing if others would enjoy.  Today, with the rain leaking from the sky in great gray rivulets, I’m palming it

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The I-Believe-in-You Ornament

I Believe in You Without knowing how, decorating the tree  became a chore done silently and swiftly this year.  Dripping glass icicles were placed so they wouldn’t be broken but I didn’t marvel over their delicate artistry.  Handmade cookie ornaments made when my oldest two were small got a swift smile but no real lingering. But one red box with

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