Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Has Arrived

Potomac River

I think it's safe to say Spring has arrived this week after being put on hold for a while. Leaves are just starting to bud on some trees around the area and many types of wildflowers are popping along the Potomac River...

Friday, March 17, 2017

California Deserts in "Super Bloom" Thanks To A Wet Winter (NPR)

California Deserts are in a "Super Bloom" according to NPR today. When I lived in LA several years ago, I had the privilege to visit Anza Borrego two springs in a row during peak wildflower season, an experience I will never forget and would recommend to anyone. The abundance of colors, the silence, and the intensity of the light created a powerful experience...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

First (and Last?) Snow of 2016/17 Winter

One week before spring, we received the first measurable snowfall of the 2016/17 winter on Tuesday. A slushy, icy, mix of just a couple of inches. Enough to close schools, and thinly carpet the woods...