Sgraggly House Finch

Turning Point

Did you feel it? I did, earlier today. I was outside, tidying up the yard, and noticed that that the…

gathering kindling

To Build a Fire

You are responsible for managing millions of acres of forested lands, it is the middle of summer, in the fourth year…

Diablo Campground site 18

Finessing the Rig

There are five ways to learn about assembling your car camping rig: deep personal reflection, inspiration,  trial and error, field observation,…

The Invasive Species

After a bit of a hiatus on Mellowcatin’, I’d rather not start right off with one of my rants, but…

Locals Only

There’s been some shenanigans going on in our backyard. First it was the Chestnut-backed Chickadees, settling in to the nest…