Today is Day 1 of the Atmospheric River and High Wind Warning with Highway 1 scheduled to close tonight at 5 p.m., and remain closed likely, until Wednesday morning, so I decided to spend this hermit time by cleaning out the corners and organizing the clutter. The kitchen pantry was today’s project while the southeast… Read More Cows, Poets & Other Loves
Wesley Daggert, the lead character in Raising Mary Jane in 1970s Big Sur by Christian Van Allen, is the luckiest guy. He eludes law enforcement, attracts the prettiest gal, and beats back the biggest bloke in Big Sur. The opening scene of Raising Mary Jane in 1970s Big Sur follows sheriff deputies racing to bust… Read More Raising Mary Jane in 1970s Big Sur by Christian Van Allen
Since Tassajara Springs Fire has our attention, let’s talk about Fire Monks, the book written by Colleen Morton Busch, about the Tassajara Five, the five monks who remained onsite at Tassajara, the oldest Zen Buddhist monastery in California, nestled within backcountry south of Carmel Valley, to battle the 2008 Basin Complex fire. “On June 21,… Read More Tassajara: Fire Monks
USDA Forest Service The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Motto: Caring for the Land and Serving People Golden Gate National Recreation Area The mission of the GGNRA is the preservation, unimpaired,… Read More Coast Land Management Mission Statements
Stop the Spray :: Have you seen evidence of roadside broadcast spraying along your stretch of the coast? Roadside spraying appears as a brown defined boundary, between asphalt of the road and the private property line, where the grasses by the side of the road were sprayed with a chemical herbicide. The excuses for roadside… Read More Stop the Spray :: Herbicides along the Roadsides.
Just came across another coastal artist, Giselle Lawson of the central coast. Giselle paints California with a delicate study of agriculture, open space and atmosphere. Her Monterey Fog, above, elegantly captures that murky greyness we know so well, living here on the coast, yet, she’s also included in her painting the hint of light: the… Read More North Central Coast :: Giselle Lawson
Used to be that psychedelic magic buses drove the Coast Highway. They’ve long disappeared now. A few are still around, parked long ago under the tree canopy of the redwood and oak forests. Aging and decaying. Now dusty, dirty, and grey, their faded swirls of paint across the nose, sides, and top. I’ve seen one between… Read More Can I buy your Magic Bus?