Archive for October, 2007

the unexplained

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

I guess a post or two are about due by now. I’m home again now — have been for about a week — but have been too busy and preoccupied to write much of anything. However, here’s a post that I’ve actually been sitting on for a year. Hallowe’en night seems like [...]

among giants

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Last Saturday, we hiked the Boy Scout Tree Trail off of Howland Hill Road near Crescent City. The trail sign showed the trail as being 5.8 miles in length. I’ve done a lot of hiking over the years and have to say that it felt like the longest 5.8 miles I’ve hiked, so [...]

we adopt a seal

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

While in Crescent City, we took a break from photographing and filming wave action at the beaches to drop by the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, located at Beachfront Park. The center is equipped and staffed to rescue and rehabilitate seals. On the day of our visit, the center was caring for several seals and [...]

a tale of two bananas

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

A couple of days ago, while hiking to Endert’s Beach near Crescent City, we came upon many Banana Slugs wandering about on the wet grass following the heavy rains of the previous night. Sometimes, it’s useful to include an object for size reference when photographing small creatures. Musing over what to use, I [...]

by the sea

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

After a few days of hiking and camping in the redwoods, we moved a bit further north to spend some time along the California coast. Due to a somewhat ominous weather forecast, we decided to forego camping and seek refuge at a motel in Crescent City. We soon found that some of the [...]

another spider gets a name

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

A couple of posts ago, I wrote about some of the spiders that we encountered while at Richardson Grove in the redwoods. Most particularly, I mentioned a very large spider found in a towel atop the picnic table at our campsite. It looked to be a Tarantula of some kind (see photos below), [...]

The Hearthstone

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

We camped in two different sites on three nights in the redwoods and did a little hiking and exploring in several groves. One of the nicest spots we came across was the California Federation of Women’s Clubs grove. We followed the narrow winding road into the grove and found the above pavilion looming [...]