Thistles in Tilden

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

Montgomery Forest Old Growth Redwoods

Looking up at the treesAutumn photographing ZsuzsaLarge redwood and small waterfallRoots of huge fallen redwood treeAutumn and AlessandraCurled baby fernNile and AlessandraFerns and creekAlessandra between three huge trees showing burn marks from 2008 fireHuge redwood...

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 GardenKale FlowersChardChardArtichoke 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...