Archive | July, 2010

Copeland Creek Leaves

Copeland Creek – Rohnert Park, California

Copeland Creek, an urban nature trail in Rohnert Park, CA It’s about an hour before dusk.  The air is warm without weight, a Northern California summer evening.  Tall trees fold over this urban nature trail and native plants crowd alongside the asphalt’s edge. Deep in the creek, frogs congregate and their noisy conversation is louder […]

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The Emerald Forest Campground

Patrick’s Point and The Emerald Forest Campground

The decision to take a road trip up north with my BFF Teresa was made on the spur of the moment. The fact that this was a long holiday weekend and Teresa and I had neither reservations nor an itinerary was not a deterrent.  As a matter of fact, neither of us made any attempts […]

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Five Places Where Mysterious Things Go On

Who doesn’t love a mystery? Ghostly images, gravity off kilter, logic gone awry, questions gone unanswered. Wonderment and enticing shivers of excitement accompany these five places to encounter the unexplained and the unknown. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/11/TRUG1E6NLD.DTL#ixzz0tOEAGQBH

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The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Center

Who visits a wastewater treatment facility while on vacation?  Or at any time? As it turns out, I do.  And I think you should, too. In the early 70’s, the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Center was home to a landfill and an aging wastewater facility. Leachate was seeping into the Humboldt Bay and rats, feral […]

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