as I eat a persimmon? the bell starts ringing? at Horyuji Temple Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) PHOTOS above: firm rounded persimmon ripening at the Genetic Resource and Conservation Center, also known as the Tree Farm, in Chico. Persimmon have long represented… Continue Reading
Photo : A stand of stately olive trees. I grew up surrounded by the pine forest of the Rocky Mountains. Very different than the Mediterranean climate of Northern California’s valley floor and foothills of lively oak woodlands Photo : Green… Continue Reading
“Other holidays repose on the past. Arbor Day proposes the future.” – J. Sterling Morton – Founder of Arbor Day in 1872.
“Can I run out to the trees?” my 9-year old asks me on a regular if not daily basis. I almost always say yes. By “trees” my child is talking about a row of adolescent sycamores planted in a graceful curve as your enter our neighborhood. With their milky white … Continue Reading
Attendees of the artists reception for Siskiyou Arts Council’s TREES show voted Jill Gardner’s mixed media sculpture with silk and sparkle, Transanimation II, pictured above, the “Best of Show” award. Jill says of her work, “I had so much fun… Continue Reading
Ahhh, June. The rain is gone, the bugs are buzzing, and there is adequate light to bar-b-que at 9 p.m. (just when it begins to cool off). I don’t know about you, but I started wearing sunscreen in mid May; my skin… Continue Reading
As I walk through the streets of downtown, I find myself enveloped in the sweet scent of early spring. This is a special time of year. It’s that time when the gray clouds of winter give way to blue skies,… Continue Reading