Thistles in Tilden

The hikers at the end of a long hike in Tilden Park Purple thistle flower Purple thistle flower Purple thistle flower Nile, Gail, Kurt, Alessandra, Jonah, Marcelo (left to right) Alessandra, Kurt, Jonah, Gail, and Steve (left to right) A beautiful walk in Tilden Park...

Montgomery Forest Old Growth Redwoods

Looking up at the trees Autumn photographing Zsuzsa Large redwood and small waterfall Roots of huge fallen redwood tree Autumn and Alessandra Curled baby fern Nile and Alessandra Ferns and creek Alessandra between three huge trees showing burn marks from 2008 fire...

Shiitake Plugs

On Sunday, Rob and I moved large oak logs, and drilled 1000 holes in them.  Monday, Kurt, Rob, and I put inoculated shiitake plugs into the holes and sealed them with wax.  Now the logs are stacked behind the house, where they will sit for about nine months, while...

Overgrown Garden

Overgrown Garden Kale Flowers Chard Chard Artichoke I went back to my home in Mendocino Wednesday last week after three months away, to find my garden overgrown, with huge kale plants as tall as I am, with yellow flowers on top, broccoli and arugula going to seed, an...