Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas in the Hoh Rain Forest

Written on December 27, 2010 at 12:17 am, by

For Christmas, I drove up the coast and into the Olympic National Park to spend the day exploring a small section of the Hoh Rain Forest. The area I visited is generally known as “The Hall of Mosses.” Dense club mosses cover the trees and keep the park a moist vibrant green throughout the winter. Continue Reading »

Signs of Nature

Written on December 24, 2010 at 11:41 pm, by

Signs of nature at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge on December 21, 2010.

across an inland sea

Written on December 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm, by

Grandmother Baumann, Buffalo snow, airport exhibit, a long day of travel, home.

I never was…

Written on December 14, 2010 at 10:51 pm, by

much of a Girl Scout. These badges were found among piles of unearthed childhood treasures in my parent’s basement this weekend. They were inside a Ghost Busters pencil case. Although I wasn’t kicked out of the Girl Scouts per se (unlike my Catholic Confirmation class), I wasn’t asked to rejoin the troop either. I was Continue Reading »

Buffalo in December

Written on December 12, 2010 at 8:02 pm, by

My Grandmother A’s surprise 75th birthday party and the house of my youth, for the last time.

more fall photos

Written on December 11, 2010 at 11:06 am, by

Thanksgiving, friendly dogs, first snow, a night out, and parking lot trees.

The Music Tapes

Written on December 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm, by

The Music Tapes, of Elephant 6 Collective fame, played a secret show in our basement a week ago. Julian Koster, a former member of Neutral Milk Hotel, sang the sweetest songs, played games with the audience and told magical stories for over two hours. The most touching moment of the night involved a game Koster Continue Reading »