Lake Tahoe Truckee Tahoe’s autumn salmon run is coming to its inevitable, tragic conclusion. The thousands of Kokanee at Taylor Creek are turning gray and the air smells foul – yet it is still one of the most magical things in the world to see. Genoa, Nevada: the state’s first […]
Homeland – Mt. Diablo – Northern California We are only a few months from the wildflower season. A lupine still flowers in the East Bay hills.
The season is already locked up in the Sierra – the snow falls and indian summer is over. We dream of sweet August wind and remember the rugged beauty to be hidden under its white coat for the next six months – a whole different kind of beauty. Juniper Ridge’s […]
In the middle of October, Alli and I hit the road to Los Angeles in the Juniper Ridge Field Lab van. Mohawk General Store welcomed us for a Field Lab event – distilling White Sage for the people of Silver Lake. Mohawk excellently represents the new kind of mercantile: ten […]
Sea Ranch, the North Sonoma Coast. California. Fall Equinox. 2012 – if the apocolyptians have it right and the world end on the Winter solstice, so be it. I was here, now/then and it is so hard to care. The whole places crushes you – crushes all the bad stuff […]
Continuing on the John Muir Trail – Juniper Ridge’s High Sierra Summer Camp – Ansel Adams Wilderness. The full moon rises – our vantage: the rocks above the Marie Lakes junction. hat by Poler For the complete Field Sketches by Obi Kaufmann, click here. Artemisia Tridentata – mtn. sagebrush Island […]