In the Bleak Midwinter – 2/1/2021 to 2/7/2021

In the Bleak Midwinter – 2/1/2021 to 2/7/2021

2•1•2021I See You Dear Nature, It’s a bit of a blizzard outside right now, but I know that the barred owls are thinking about Spring! February marks the start of their breeding season, so they are a little more noticeable than usual. I know a few owl pairs that live...
Hello California! – 1/18/2021 to 1/24/2021

Hello California! – 1/18/2021 to 1/24/2021

1•18•2021Joshua Tree National Park Dear Nature,Dr. Seuss wrote:  Think and wonder. Wonder and think.   This magical place called Joshua Tree is a wonder indeed, that makes me think about what a wonder it is. The namesake Joshua trees are something out of a Dr. Seuss...
A Time of Gloaming – 1/11/2021 to 1/17/2021

A Time of Gloaming – 1/11/2021 to 1/17/2021

1•11•2021Bald Eagle Soaring Dear Nature,Yesterday we watched as a bald eagle soared into sight, catching an updraft and lazily swirling upward in a slow, mesmerizing spiral. It struck a course for a man-made perch, a high-power utility tower. As it descended, legs and...
Winter Settles in  – 1/4/21 to 1/10/21

Winter Settles in – 1/4/21 to 1/10/21

1•4•2021Cinnamon in the Winter Dear Nature, Cinnamon is a warm spice, conjuring up comforting scents of apple pies baking in the oven-heated kitchen and spice-scented candles burning on the mantel. The common eider is a winter sea duck, the most ‘common’ duck we just...
The New Year Approaches: 12/28/20 – 1/3/21

The New Year Approaches: 12/28/20 – 1/3/21

12.28.2020Fox Dear Nature,If I had to pick a favorite animal, Fox would be in the top five! I don’t see them very often, even thought they live around us on the farm. I guess that’s the way of the Fox; observing, unseen, from the edges. December seems to be a month...