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My day started at 3:17am today. Whaaaat?! Yeah, I know. And I don’t even drink coffee, which means that I run on pure, unadulterated zest for life. Haaa! What this really translates to is that I had a whole list of things I wanted to get done today and maybe …

Quiet Evolutions

We watched a bird, likely a house finch, take its last breath in Matthew’s hands the other day. She and her mate had been attacked by blue jays. The wing on the left is what was left of the male. One of the blue jays had her by the neck …

Sunlight through Sunflowers

John Muir reflects in his book, My First Summer in Sierra,” “Beauty beyond thought everywhere, beneath, above, made and being made forever. I gazed and gazed and longed and admired until the dusty sheep and packs were far out of sight, made hurried notes and a sketch, though there was …