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Oct 072011
ERTHAWARE Report #207 "Startling Clarity"

Dear ERTHAWARE Sojourners, There are in life rare moments of such startling clarity that it leaves one drop-jaw breathless. As many of you know, I prefer foul weather photography that accentuates the play of light and shadow and the sensuous reveal and hiddenness of topography that gives drama and experiential depth to a scene. I [continue reading…]

Sep 202011
ERTHAWARE Report #206 "Where have all the Butterflies Gone?"

Dear ERTHAWARE Friends The response was overwhelming to our last ERTHAWARE REPORT #205 with the pictures of this years alpine wildflower displays. A number of you local northwest residents enthusiastically took the journey to find them. Some were successful; others, not quite. In nature, a delay of a few days or a week can change [continue reading…]

Aug 232011
ERTHAWARE REPORT#205 "Growing to Understand True Beauty"

Dear ERTHAWARE Co-Explorers, In our last report on August 3rd we left you while we were standing next to 15’ (4.6 m) snow-drifts in mid-Summer. While much of our little planet has been experiencing record heat waves, droughts, floods, and storms this year, our small Pacific West-coast corner of the Earth has had record cool [continue reading…]

Aug 012011
ERTHAWARE Report #204 "Enlightenment within the Clouds"

Dear ERTHAWARE Adventurers, To celebrate the end of July we drove into the high hills to check the fingerprints of summer. I overheard impatient grumblers at the “Scenic Lookout” cursing clouds that violated the cloudless postcards on display for a dollar — all is hidden. “Let’s move on!” Such transient gawkers want instant full nudity, [continue reading…]

May 012011
ERTHAWARE Report #200 "Shuffling Towards Summer on Mayday"

Dear ERTHAWARE Adventurers, (a Haiku) Mayday sun warms, Harbinger of summer… Strap on snowshoes! At the end of April, I called Dennis who had just returned from a winter in Arizona. “Denny, you desert softy – you need to go for a walk in our hills. This is our real home. It looks like Mayday [continue reading…]