exploration

Sagebrush

One of the things I like about writing regular posts on various species is that it challenges my own tendency to overlook or take for granted species that are common, mundane, or unpopular. Last week, I had the good fortune to take a brief vacation in the high desert country of Central Oregon. I decided it was time to learn more about a plant I see everywhere throughout the Great Basin but know little about: Artemesia tridentata, or sagebrush.

In March, I had a craving for trilliums that took me to Tryon Creek State Park.  In April, I wanted to stick my nose into magnolia blossoms, so Django (my…

I craved trilliums yesterday but didn’t have the energy to drive far.   And with 92,000 acres of green space in Portland, Oregon, I didn’t have to.  I drove ten minutes…

Eagles and Dogs

A sore throat, stuffy nose and cough inspire me to play with images instead of  words today.  Okay, there are some words, but not too many. Django and I headed…