Lyme Disease is the Fastest Growing Infectious Disease

Lyme Disease is a growing epidemic and drastically underfunded. Learn why and how you can help with a tax deductible donation to ILADS!

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Here for a Canine Laugh?

Check out Juno’s latests mastication crimes!

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Steve  – 274/365 This is Steve. I found him when I was raking leaves on NitWit trail. I accidentally destroyed his home. But Steve is a forgiving kind of fellow and allowed me to take his portrait despite the atrocity he’s endured.  Zen Master –... read more

Slow Progress

First Slug of the season 273/365 This month has been all about slow progress. Some of the symptoms that returned, the lower body pain and feet pain, have slowly decreased. They’re not gone but they’re not as bad as they were. That’s just how it rolls... read more


271/365 “Hand over that chicken jerky and nobody’s flip flops get hurt.”   Life with a Siberian Husky is always a negotiation. Our policy is to always negotiate with... read more

Facts about Bee Pollen

268/365 Woah! That’s a heavy load this little lady is carrying in her basket! Bees can carry over 1 million grains of pollen weighing up to .01 grams in each pollen basket (half her body weight in total) located on the tibia of their rear legs. 269/365 The... read more


Harvest 267/365 Pears are a popular crop in the Santa Cruz mountains. One of my favorite ways to eat them is poached in red wine and sugar. Here’s the... read more

Creeping Bellflower

Creeping bellflower, genus name, Campanula rapunculoides. Flowers are only 2-4 cm long. –... read more

Autumn Sage

Autumn Sage – 265/465 Salvia greggii, Autumn Sage, is native to southwest Texas into San Luis Potosi, Mexico. It’s a hearty herb that grows in rocky elevations from 5,000 to 9,000 feet. It blooms throughout summer and autumn. Flower size and color are... read more

Not a Bee

Not a Bee 263/365 I have no idea what this insect is, but it appears to be the molted skin of whatever it was. I’ve asked the Internet and had little luck. I’m catgorizing this in “things that make you go ‘Hmm’.”  By the way, this... read more

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