I noticed a grasshopper on my paint rag this morning. It posed for a photo. All too often, it is easy to miss moments like this one. Too many times, the mind gets caught up in matters that seem more important than observing life. And as if to send this message home, a butterfly, draped […]
Time magazine published an article on the critical role bees play in our agricultural systems and how pesticides are contributing to their deaths. In June of 2013, Portland experienced a massive die off of 25,000 bees because of pesticides used to keep linden trees free of aphids. The pesticides we have come to rely on are […]
One of the best places to go for a hike and view flowers in the East Bay is Briones Regional Park. Take your trip in early April after the March rains. You can still see wildflowers in late April or early May, but they usually hit their peak much sooner.