Category Archives: Geology

Ravens and Love in Point Reyes

After weeks of work, I was thrilled by a recent hike B. and I took to Point Reyes National Seashore, a spectacular stretch of the California coast and a very special place for us. After winding through woodlands of rushing streams … Continue reading

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The First Mother’s Day

This is the first Mother’s Day since my mom passed away last fall. I’ve thought of her every day, sometimes in the most unexpected moments. But especially with this holiday, she’s been on my mind even more. I felt this … Continue reading

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Father’s Day, Return to McArthur-Burney Falls

For a brief moment, before the arrival of all the local bikers and partiers, I find peace in our motel pool. Alone while B. naps, I watch as a slight breeze stirs milkweed floating on the surface. Soon, a father … Continue reading

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The Volcanoes of Sibley

A visit to Berkeley’s Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve brings many different wonders, from a Labyrinth near the geologic remains of its ancient volcano, to serene cow pastures, to golden eagles  and ferruginous hawks in flight, backlit by the sun … Continue reading

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Tule Elk at Tomales Point

First, I wanted to acknowledge and thank everyone for your incredible outpouring of kindness after my recent post. We feel so lucky, and so loved – and it helps me accept that everything will work out. And now for something … Continue reading

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Sierras camp, at last…

We took a long-belated October trip to Sand Flat in the Sierras’ El Dorado National Forest. Camped on the the banks of the South Fork of the American River, all day and into the night we heard water roaring and … Continue reading

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