even the sex kittens of the floral kingdom….
They used to be so taut and new, so fleshy and fragrant. Their arrival on the scene met with flushed “oooohhhhs,” even the most soulless among us paid attention. But now, past their nubility, whole cliques are withered and drooping, barely noticeable in [...]
The John Muir Trail is a very sweet place.
So sweet that…..
…..for once my botanizing was superseded by being.
(Yikes, I know. I’m going to try my hardest not to do it again.)
As such, I didn’t take very many photos. And since a field guide would be extraneous weight which would mean less [...]
I heart the wilderness.
Having recently been exclusively, blissfully in the wilderness for a full two weeks, upon return I’ve been feeling uncharacteristically unimpressed by the natural world. My heavy-metal heart’s been pumping a little weakly, as well. This could be regarded as a big bummer, or instead considered an irresistible opportunity to [...]
Some hours are so uninspiring and blah that metal puns make my world go round. I’m easy that way. As such, I’d been waiting to encounter Ninkasi’s “Maiden the Shade” beer for about a year. For some reason I’d assumed it was a wheat ale — seemingly appropriate for a maiden to imbibe on [...]