Climate

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On March 26, 2016 winds changed from the traditional pattern in the valley of Mexico (out of NW) and provided the city with a nice southerly breeze.  That did a couple of things.  It brought warm air out of the … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies

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Claudia & I (Domino too) recently visited an area a few hour’s drive west of Mexico City where Monarch Butterflies take their winter rest after an unbelievable summertime tour that takes them up to 3000 miles north and as far … Continue reading

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Woodstove

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After years of freezing my arse off in the shop in wintertime, I decided to kill three birds with one stone.  By taking an old 55 gal. barrel that was laying around and converting it into a woodstove, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Delta Sunset

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This photo was taken just a few days after purchasing my Canon 7D back in 2012.  I had forgotten about the shot until I found it while rummaging through old photos on a backup hard drive.  We see lots of … Continue reading

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Washington State Revisited

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It had been over 7 years since I’d been back to Washington State.  Having spent 18 years living there,  it’s my second home and one I often miss very much.  Recently, I found myself working nearby and decided to pop … Continue reading

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Forest Flowers

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  I took a series of photographs of some (don’t know the name) flowers that carpet the forest floor in the woods behind our house each spring.   This area is under water most of the winter.  Each spring as … Continue reading

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Mexico – Oaxaca & the Pueblos Mancomunados

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Recently, Claudia, Domino (k-9 unit) & I spent a week in Oaxaca, Mexico treking the “Pueblos Mancomunados”.  The PM’s are a group of like minded campesino villages located in the Sierra Azul Mountains just north of the town of Oaxaca … Continue reading

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Idyllwild, CA

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On my last trip to southern California, Claudia joined me at the end of the trip for a couple of weekend days of hiking.  We looked at several places but decided to head east from the coast, up to the … Continue reading

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Tamalpais & Pt. Reyes National Park

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The great thing about working in California is the opportunity to see some of the greatest natural treasures our country offers and have the air-fare covered by the company.    Over the years my work has taken me to all … Continue reading

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Popo

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We climbed Ajusco again – an extinct volcano just south of Mexico City – with some visiting friends yesterday.  The trail up Ajusco is located in such a way as to obscure views of two of the largest volcanoes in … Continue reading

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