How’s it going?

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

How’s it going?

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Whitney’s Locoweed (Astragalus whitneyi), McGee Creek, Eastern…

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Whitney’s Locoweed (Astragalus whitneyi), McGee Creek, Eastern Sierra, 2016-06-30

Eventually those inflated seed pods dry out, turn gold, and blow away, breaking apart to release the plant’s seeds in a new location.

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Some photos I took in the last few days, most of which I spent…

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Some photos I took in the last few days, most of which I spent hiding from crowds near Mammoth Lakes.

That’s an old Jeffrey Pine and the last light on Bloody Mountain from when I was walking Rory last evening, and Rory himself having fun in Macleod Lake earlier that day. Then there’s an old, lightning-scarred lodgepole pine from the Heart Lake trail today. I really liked that tree.

The rest are flowers along the trail today: mariposa lily, larkspur, manzanita, scarlet gilia, Indian paintbrush, Western blue flax, and a not-quite-focused shot of some cute little blue jobs I have no idea about; maybe some kind of phlox?

The trail was almost empty because everyone was at the parade in town. Way to go, fellow humans.

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Photos from our hike in the Little Lakes Valley today.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Photos from our hike in the Little Lakes Valley today.

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I’ve been officially working while we’re in the…

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

I’ve been officially working while we’re in the mountains, but today I took a vacation day so Linda, William, Rory and I could go for a hike above Tom’s Place in the Little Lakes Valley. Even though Linda and I lived in Mammoth for several years at one point, we never visited this particular spot, so all the (spectacular) views were new to me. One place in particular, where the trail first reaches Heart Lake, was over the top in the scenic-beauty department. But it was all great.

Rory loved it, especially swimming in the lakes. Also fun to watch was his reaction to seeing horses for the first time. (Freaked out, making his “I’m terrified but I must defend my pack!” bark, then gradually calming down as he realized he wasn’t about to die.)

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