Category: Outdoors

  • Two wildflowers from a walk: Mullein and Ghost Pipe

    I never remember the name of Mullein, Latin name Verbascum thapsus (left/first photo), so I thought I’d blog it in an attempt to remember. Fun facts about the Mullein: It does not flower until the second year, and an individual flower is only open for a single day. The second I saw for the first […]

    Two wildflowers from a walk: Mullein and Ghost Pipe
  • Finding Wilderness Within Civilization

    I read this article from The Guardian about an ophthalmologist who is spending his retirement living out of a backpack and hiking all around the US. Most of it is only mildly interesting, but I loved this part: The next night, we slept in a copse of gnarled oaks beside a graveyard, a shady grove […]