February 17th, 2013
OUT OF THE OFFICE!
Posting is sporadic until we get back.
It’s been SO long since I’ve been here, and I most miss February at the loading dock in a lawn chair!
The main thing I’ve noticed is that growing patterns have changed. There are hoop houses all over on the south end of Hwy. 101, and further up, there are grapes EVERYWHERE, oh my, what a difference. And it’s GREEN. Very very different.
Also learned yesterday — the redwoods are dependent on the fog for their moisture, and there are now 75% fewer days of fog than there were 100 years ago. The average age of the trees we saw yesterday was 850-1,000 years.
Best of all — the elephant seals: