Category Archives: nature

THE MATTERHORN

As a kid living in Fullerton, adjacent to Anaheim, I saw the Disneyland Matterhorn a lot. Although I traveled in Switzerland a few times as an adult, I never thought of going to see the real Matterhorn. Todd and I … Continue reading

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The wet and the dry: Niagara Falls and Big Bend

    The volume Big Bend includes the story “Big Bend,” awarded the 2001 Flanner O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. The Holland Hotel is across the road from the train station in Alpine, TX, Amtrak’s stop for Big Bend. You’ll need a … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON DINING: FIGS WRAPPED IN BACON AND MOUNTAIN LIONS IN THE SHADOWS

  Todd and I had never heard of figs wrapped in bacon until thirty-some years ago, reading aloud Canadian author Robertson Davies’ Tempest-Tost (1951). In the book a patron of a small town theatrical group has figs wrapped in bacon … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree National Park

Christmas in July, or I should say New Year’s in August, because Todd and I took these pictures on 12/31/14. You’ll see patches of snow. The temperature was in the twenties, windchill near zero. All the campgrounds were full. It … Continue reading

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A different kind of web: black and yellow argiope or garden spider

Common to North America, this one was in our garden and new to me. Todd is the gardener, not I.

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