August 23, 2011
I hiked with my good friend GD in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness on July 18. We encountered a mountain goat family, mother and 2 kids. Spring came late to the Cascades this year, so the adult was still in the process of shedding her winter coat.
July 10, 2011
In June I visited San Qing Shan National Park, Jiangxi – 三清山，江西. It rained most of the time during my visit, so I have only a few images. I want to return during better weather.
July 10, 2011
Well, I have been living in China for 2 years and this is my first post since 2009. I will return to Hangzhou in the fall, but now I am back in Puget Sound City.
August 4, 2009
I have secured a teaching position at Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. This is the business and technology university of Zhejiang province.
The fall semester begins September 7.
ZJGSU is located in the Xiasha University Town district.
June 15, 2009
Here are some images of Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) taken this spring in Chelan and Kittitas counties of Washington state. According to Daniel Mathews in Cascade-Olympic Natural History, the eastern slope of the Cascades is the far western edge of the range of this plant.
Lewisia rediviva in flower
An example of the pink coloration
This species and many other native plants are available for purchase from Derby Canyon Natives, a specialty nursery in Peshastin, WA.
June 9, 2009
Here are two images of a Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) on a a Lupine flower in Leavenworth, WA. I was surprised that the flower stalk was robust enough to hold the bird, and then to survive its launch.
Red-winged Blackbird perched on a Lupine flower
Launched from the perch
May 9, 2009
Here is a link to a list of upcoming shows by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.
May 8, 2009
Icicle Road, Wenatchee National Forest Road #7600, remains closed to motorized vehicles above the Ida Creek Campground. A parking area has been created at the current road closure site for those wishing to go further on foot, bicycle, or with stock.
May 7, 2009
Siempre es conmovedor el ocaso
por indigente o charro que sea,
pero más conmovedor todavía
es aquel brillo desesperado y final
que herrumba la llanura
cuando el sol último se ha hundido.
Nos duele sostener esa luz tirante y distinta,
esa alucinación que impone al espacio
el unánime miedo de la sombra
y que cesa de golpe
cuando notamos su falsía,
como cesan los sueños
cuando el soñador advierte que duerme.
P. 89-91, Edición EMECÉ , segunda impresión, enero de 1970