Yesterday morning ravens came to eat the stale bread we threw out. An eagle flew low over our heads, and we found the pile of abandoned "treasures" dumped from some child's bucket. It must have looked like food. Only two gulls stood in the stream. The sky was bright blue all day.That afternoon I counted [...]



"Never turn your back on the ocean," we were warned as children. Most people think of the "front" of their home as the side facing the street. What we call the front faces the Pacific Ocean. It is a beautiful view. The hummingbird above—can you see her?—she has her back to me. I was fifty [...]