4.26.17


A great writing quote, but applicable to SO many other things with regards to decision making, leadership, and perceptions of competency!

4.20.17


Loup Loup Pass to the Okanogan: currently closed due to a sliding/collapsing roadbed - in TWO different places! For those communing back and fourth from the Methow to the Okanogan, this adds about 40 minutes each way and perhaps an extra 40 miles total. The Loup Loup wolf pack? They're totally fine with it. Nature bats last... GRRR!

4.12.17


OK, one more springtime edition of Harts Pass :)

4.5.17


This is the comic from last week... when we were on Spring Break in California. And the photo below is of the snow in the air on Monday morning, April 10th :) To be fair, the yard was still covering in 4-6 inches of snow when we left, so for the springishly minded the situation is actually improving. As my first-ever book editor used to say, onward and upward!

3.29.17


So traditions have their groundhogs as prognosticators of Spring. But here in the Methow... when the marmots hit the sunny rocks (just FINALLY emerging from the snow this year) then you know that we're really getting close!

3.22.17


It's March Madness... and the mustelids are tearing it up out there. And hopefully they still will be by the time you read this on Friday morning... GRRR!

3.15.17


The comment period on the proposed grizzly bear reintroduction is wrapping up this week. As per usual with this sort of study, there are choices -- and a "goldilocks principle" certainly at work. A lot of space in the North Cascades, and a probable chance of success for the work, but nothing is ever certain and these big 'ol bears DO indeed deserve a good hard look and due consideration!

3.8.17


I wrote this on Tuesday, and sure enough we woke up to 5 inches of new snow on Friday morning! Sunny and 40 degrees on the way, so just a little more patience sun worshipers :)

3.1.17


So... the North Cascades might make a great spot for grizzly bear reintroductions, eh? The main challenge though might be in convincing Canadian bears to immigrate to the States, ya know?

2.15.17


A little late with the Valentine's Day comic to this page! Back on task for tomorrow's regular update :)