Ice: Moments, Photographs by Klaus Hochheim

In this photo memoir, with Foreword by Klaus’ widow, Martha Hochheim, Sarah Hodges-Kolinsynyk and David Babb assemble a collection of photographs commemorating the life and career of Dr. Hochheim. It is a love letter to our planet’s north and south poles, and an homage to a man whose life ended tragically during his last excursion. Klaus died in a helicopter crash in 2013, working in his beloved Arctic — land of the ice. 

Cover of The New Beachcomber’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest: Second Revised Edition.

The New Beachcomber’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest, Second Revised Edition

J. Duane Sept’s Beachcomber’s Guide provides a well-organized and comprehensive list which identifies many of the strange organisms I encountered that day. Those weird little black beatles crawling about as I lifted up rocks to unblock the sand to sea beeline of a juvenile Norther Kelp Crab? Oregon Pill Bug.

A green cover with three flowers. A white flower in the top left hand corner, a yellow flower in the bottom left, and a red flower in the bottom right. The title is in the center of the image, and a blurb is on the top right.

Medicinal Perennials to Know and Grow

Some of my musings of late have been inspired by this rather practical little book which reminds us that flowers aren’t only there to be beautiful. Many of them offer health benefits and — best of all, as far as the lazy gardener in me insists — the flowers in these pages, perennials, keep coming up on their own, year after year.