A few days ago, a rainbow came to remind us life has many pots of gold… …and that living at the end of the rainbow, can happen again and again. “a view from my back yard of Moro Rock with rainbow on 9-20-11″ photo © Elsah Cort
I’m trekking more in the Park that is in my backyard. This is one of my favorite places–Crescent Meadow, with a sideline walk to Hale Tharp‘s Log home that he used in the late 1800’s every summer. He was the first white man (that we know of) to see the big trees. :: the fern-drapedContinue reading “Visiting Giant Forest for a Crescent Meadow Trek: Following in the footsteps of Hale Tharp”
This spring has been so interesting, cooler days juxtaposed to warmer ones…..but for now it’s pretty perfect. Each spring one wildflower or two seem to be dominant and I name the spring for them. Spring 2011 has been “madia spring” as these cheerful yellow blossoms have stayed and stayed. For a while they covered theContinue reading “Nature-watching…a “madia” spring”
I love living in rainbow country! Seeing the rainbow from the front door of Cort Cottage. A closer view of the rainbow, see the sliver of the waterfall in the background… All looks bigger and more vibrant in person.
Each year Spring arrives in its own timing, sometimes early and sometimes later. As I write these words, I can see the new leaves budding on the blue oaks while Moro Rock, up in Sequoia National Park, is dusted with new snow. It’s like having two seasons in one! I have been walking up theContinue reading “Cort Cottage Bed and Breakfast Embraces the Green of Spring”
I look up the mountain everyday. The green is here. The ravens say hello. (There are actually two ravens sitting side by side on the blue oak branch.) Oh, and the waterfall is running on Case Mountain. And, Cort Cottage is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. photo taken by Elsah on Sunday, January 30,Continue reading “…there’s no winter, only a prelude to Spring…”
Seasons are not so well defined these days, especially in the California mountains. One day it will be in the 80’s and the next day in the 60’s, but the trend is toward cooler, crisp days and almost chilly nights. Snow comes to the Park and the mountains when the rains come to Three Rivers.Continue reading “Fall is falling…”
The pink zephyranthes are in bloom at the cottage door. I call them “zephies”. Read more about these sweet little bulbs that like to bloom in the summer.
Wild turkey family heading home for the night, like they have been doing every evening for the last week, with 7 teen-aged offspring chomping dry wild oats seeds that should have been weedeated better…followed 10 minutes later by two large, 4-point bucks on the same “path”, six feet from my living room and bedroom windows,Continue reading “Last night’s wildlife sitings:”
Buckeye trees are in bloom with their long white flowered filled stalks. The wonderful cool breeze is pushing them around. They dance in perfectly choreographed waves, softly brushing against their invisible air partner. I fall in love with them all over again. And then they envelope me with the sweet scent from flower center. IContinue reading “sweet swaying in the breeze…”