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Sunflower Heads

Two sunflower heads, in varying degrees of decay, lean toward one another.


Fall Colors

Mums with Fallen Leaves

Fallen leaves mixed in with chrysanthemums.


Coastal Redwoods

Coastal Redwoods in Jedediah Smith State Park

I spent the night in Crescent City, California, on my way to somewhere else last summer and was blown away when I realized I was surrounded by redwoods. Within a couple of hours, I’d decided I needed to go to a place called Stout Grove before I left the area. I got directions from the…


Marigold Parade: Fire Engine Float

Fire Engine Float at the Marigold Parade

The Marigold Parade, celebrating Día de los Muertos, is the quirkiest parade I’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t miss it for anything.


Fern Canyon

Fern Canyon

Fern Canyon, part of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in northern California. The walls were covered with ferns and, in some spots, moss as well.


Dried Cow Parsnip

Dried Cow Parsnip

From my travels in the northwest this summer (actually this was in extreme northern California and I’m only 95% sure it’s cow parsnip).


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