Last night’s Blood Moon

•April 15, 2014 • 4 Comments

Shot by the kiddo, Brendon Shave, at the Hermitage.


Here is another by Dan Danbom.


Lost Dog, Pine Ridge Trail, LPNF, FOUND!

•April 14, 2014 • 3 Comments

Happy Day for his owners. Becky just called to relay the good news. Some hikers from Big Sur to China Camp found him on a trail about a mile from there and relayed him to other hikers. That’s super!

Personality One, part 5

•April 14, 2014 • 2 Comments

Darn! Sorry, I reloaded last weeks segment. Okay, here is the next one!


PV School’s Third Annual Earth Day Hike for Health

•April 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment


Foto Friday, 21

•April 11, 2014 • 1 Comment



Jade Necklace by Matt Glasby in bigsurkate’s collection. Shell by Mother Nature.>

California’s Drought

•April 9, 2014 • 2 Comments

I ran into a wonderful country lady at the Cookie Crock today (hi, Joan!) and we talked about water and the mountains and human interference. Her spring is doing great. No change in forever. My spring is great. No change in at least 65 years. Neither of us interfere. We catch what the mountains gives us, leave a little runoff for the birds, the critters, and the goddess, but don’t try to get it from deep below, or make it do what it wants not to do. As long as we let it run, it will always run.

All that as the precursor to a couple photos I took on Saturday, on the way to King City.


This was the reason I went to King City. It was at least 2 and 1/2 feet in diameter. This tree blocked Plaskett. Duke, of the USFS eventually dragged it out of the way. I love the drive to King City, although it is long and tough.

This is a creek-fed pond at Chalk Camp off So Coast Rd. I was shocked to see so much water in it.

And this is a creek that feeds into or becomes the Nacemiento River. We are in the third year of a drought, but there is water, in the mountains where no one interferes.

Nature’s Oddities

•April 8, 2014 • 7 Comments

This unusual pine is on my property. Why I never saw it before, and how it got this way is one of the many mysteries of Mother Nature and Big Sur. That’s why I am here.


And here is a closer look.



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