Alpine Lakes Wilderness Mountain Goats

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.

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San Qing Shan, Jiangxi – 三清山,江西

July 10, 2011

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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.

Long Time No See – 好久不见

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.

Moving To Teach English in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

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.

Roy Zimmerman at the Freight and Salvage in July 2009

June 19, 2009
Roy Zimmerman will play two shows in Berkeley during July.
Friday, July 17   8 PM   BERKELEY, CA
Opening for Paul Krassner

$18.50 advance, $19.50 at the door.

Attend the July 17 show, and get half price tickets for the show on July 31, 2009.

Bitterroot Flowers in Chelan and Kittitas counties, WA

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

Lewisia rediviva in flower




An example of the pink coloration

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.

Red-winged Blackbird on Lupine in Leavenworth, WA 6/3/09

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

Red-winged Blackbird perched on a Lupine flower


Launched from the perch

Launched from the perch

Upcoming Shows by George Clinton and P-Funk

May 9, 2009

Here is a link to a list of upcoming shows by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.

Icicle Road still closed above Ida Creek Campground

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.

Jorge Luis Borges – AFTERGLOW

May 7, 2009


Desde Fervor De Buenos Aires
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