“I need water,” said the duck.

“I need water,” said the duck.“Me, too,” said the fish.“I must have water,” said the man. Tule Lake dries and cracks.South Klamath Lake? Well . . . it was.Flyway for Pacific waterbirds?Hmmm. Money for the farmer, the fish, and the duck.Money doesn’t make water.Sadly true. Farther south, California’s Central Valley dries.Away goes nectarines, avocadoes, andContinue reading ““I need water,” said the duck.”

Wonderful, accessible Oregon coast

Oregon state, with its many and long sandy and rocky beaches, makes its coastline accessible to the public, unlike in my home state of Washington, where people can own the shoreline, so no-trespassing signs litter the beach (that said, there is much pretty to see in Washington). But in Oregon, as my wife and IContinue reading “Wonderful, accessible Oregon coast”