Rocky Mountain Hiking/Backpacking: Guest Post

Hi, I’m not Magi. I’m her son, Dainis. This is a “guest post” about a trip I took out to the Jasper area of the Rocky Mountains (near the Alberta-British Columbia border). Having recently fini...

Australia’s Grass Trees

With snow blanketing our Nova Scotia yard and nearby meadows and woods, I decided to devote today’s post to an icon of Australian vegetation, the grass tree. During our year in Oz, Vilis and I f...

Cranberry Bog

This morning, I walked our long access road with Pepper, limping slightly due to a severely stubbed toe that prevents me from running. The air was still and mild in the wake of a rainstorm that melted...

Skirted Stinkhorn II

At 9 a.m., beneath drizzly skies and cloud battening down unseasonably warm air, I checked on the skirted stinkhorns I discovered yesterday. The fruiting stalk which I had presumed to have erupted in ...