Archive for February, 2008

dana point geology

February 27, 2008

When the env class geology field trip was canceled – on account of gentle early morning rain …….
I could not help but get on with it, and do my own thing .. so onward to the coast !

I made many photos within this self -guided exploration, but there was something about this frame that ignited a love for my new camera – canon G9 – could this be the beginning of a beautiful friendship ? I see depth of field .. a sky and clouds revealing my beginning of the trek .. and crispy rock detail in the foreground .. am I dreaming ? could it be the cabernet ?*

the land

February 27, 2008
Last week env200 had an ‘intro to birding’ field trip with Paul Klahr ..
so great to experience early morning in the Laguna Greenbelt, listening to billions of birds.
We saw and heard a pair of gnatcatchers – on the watchlist.
I have been loving some great clouded days too ..
perfect for hiking the Caspers east ridge –
deliciously lush and beautiful ..
native species – feels like home
white sage*


limestone canyon burn recovery

February 4, 2008

Although it was shocking to see such burn devastation, it was fascinating
to see the signs of recovery.
Below is an example of how trees sprout at the base, or crown.

ENV200 is an 8 week class at Saddleback College with weekend field trips.
Upon completing the class I will receive a certificate that enables me to give docent tours with any southern california park or conservancy.
I don’t know if I’ll ever give a tour, but I am loving the class.


well said

February 1, 2008