Monthly Archives: May 2016

Springtime Nature, May 28, 2016

It was a BIG nature day yesterday. The Pincushion cactus bloomed! This is a native cactus, a specimen of which is situated a few yards from the house. Then, in the evening, while down by the river, we detected, for the first time, the fragrance of … Continue reading

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Springtime Nature, May 2016 #2

Is the Springtime not the most uplifting season of the year? All the swallows are now in attendance, a succession of cacti come into bloom and the fruit is swelling on the trees. Probably three or more species of swallow are now … Continue reading

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Springtime Nature, May 2016

Earlier, the month of May was rainy and cold. But the developing peaches and other fruit survived some frosts and a torrential hail storm that tore leaves off the trees. Now, things have warmed-up, and everything is as beautiful as one can imagine. The … Continue reading

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9/11 and the Emperor’s New Clothes

I am NOT normally a conspiracy theorist. I distrust most conspiracy theories I come across. But that is not to say that conspiracies don’t exist. Of course they do. I wish to talk here about the possibility that the official version … Continue reading

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Birds, May 15, 2016

We have both migratory and stay-put birds around the house right now – at Embudo, NM, alongside the Rio Grande. The non-migratory birds include Canyon towhees (one or two pairs), Spotted towhees, House Finches, the occasional White-breasted nuthatch and Black-capped chickadees. … Continue reading

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Reed Pinnacle – My Last Climb in Yosemite Valley, Spring, 1966

In the Spring of 1966, I was re-enrolled at UC-Berkeley, and went up to the Valley to get in some climbing. I joined up with Jim Bridwell and Kim Schmitz, to do the regular route on Reed Pinnacle, a down valley climb … Continue reading

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Aerial Photos, April, 2016 – ABQ to Oak and Portland to ABQ

On April 28, 2016, Kathy and I flew to Oakland, to celebrate my son Ethan’s marriage to Florence (Flo) Landau. The wedding took place in Sonoma County, and this is the link to that post: https://believesteve.org/2016/05/04/ethan-and-flo-marry-april-30-2016/ But this post is … Continue reading

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Ethan and Flo Marry! April 30, 2016

My son Ethan married Florence Landau in Cotati, CA on April 30, 2016. This is his second marriage and Flo’s first. The event started with a rehearsal and rehearsal dinner on Friday, the 29th. The wedding ceremony and reception took … Continue reading

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