Archive for October, 2006

waking up in the redwoods

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Is there anything that says, “waking up in the Redwoods” more than having a Steller’s Jay hopping around on the ground beside your sleeping bag as you open your eyes in the morning?
Uh-uhn, I thought not.
And, yes, I know, I’m jumping around a bit. Yesterday it was the basalt river-canyons of central [...]

beneath the lion’s skin – the basalt canyons of central oregon

Monday, October 30th, 2006

I frowned and puzzled over the sight for awhile. I’d never seen quite the like. Could these huge columns be part of a greater mass lying just beneath the soil of these croplands? The answer soon became apparent as we traveled further into an autumn landscape of golden stubble, the road occasionally [...]

they make ‘em big out west

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

I haven’t posted much about insects seen during my recent trip out west, but I’ll eventually get around to that. No doubt, you’ll see more about them when I begin scrounging around looking for things to write about in another few weeks after the snow flies. I do have some insect sightings from [...]

being caribou – a review

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Last night, I watched an extraordinary documentary film. Being Caribou, is a National Film Board of Canada (NFB) production, shot on location and “en route” by Leanne Allison, the cinematographer half of a husband and wife team – the other half being wildlife biologist, park warden and writer, Karsten Heuer. The film traces [...]

a nice design

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Sabrina checking out the new addition to our reusable shopping bag collection
For the past couple of days, my good friend, saddle pal, and western guide, Wilbur “Sparky” Rawlins, and I, have been working on a couple of pieces about our recent travels. Those should appear here at Burning Silo sometime soon. In the [...]

sea lions

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

As mentioned before, I’ll be doing a lot of jumping around for the next while — writing about travels in the west, and about baking pies or making bread, and probably about other things like shopping bags, documentary movies, and definitely how much I *hate* airports and flying (none of the above in any particular [...]

what’s so good about being home?

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

fresh-baked cranberry and Ida Red apple pie
Okay, so I’m not much of a food stylist or food photographer. However, I wanted to post an image that represents one of the good things about being back home — being able to cook in my own kitchen. Don’t get me wrong — I very much [...]