Neck-craning opportunities abound in Redwood Regional Park!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
My latest attempt at French cooking...
At first I though I would overcook the scallops, or add too much wine, or not reduce the wine enough.
Coquilles Saint-Jacques is a lot easier to make than it sounds - try it!
Anyone been up to French cooking lately?
Saturday, November 08, 2008
While hiking, I came across this interesting California newt, right in the middle of a relatively dry trail. The newt's eyes were surrounded by an amazing green.
The stream in the ravine 100 feet down from the trail contained many newts, as well as their young.
Anybody else seeing amphibious creatures around?
Friday, November 07, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
A mossy tree along the French Trail in Redwood Regional Park. Yesterday's rainstorm brought the mosses out of dormancy. It really is incredible how the moss becomes green so quickly.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Here's the Mill Trail in the awe-inspiring Redwood Regional Park. Yesterday's rain cleaned all the dust off the leaves and turned the dull mosses a fluorescent green. There was even a stream flowing nearby, which had been dry a few weeks ago.
Redwood is an interesting park because its stream contains the habitat of the original rainbow trout. The rainbow trout was first identified here as a new species in 1855. The fish has since been introduced to many lakes, rivers, and streams around the world.
Anyone else having major weather changes?