There and back again

Spent a week in the Portland Oregon area. Visited good friends. Did some research. Experienced the joy of driving twisty, winding roads. Really twisty. And winding. After a drive, my right leg ached from tension and brake-hitting. This time, I actually visited scenic vistas. Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park: NB: Haystack Rock is that Read More …

Ancient flower lives only on two Spanish cliffs, and uses ants to survive

I love stories like this. The reality that there are tiny, tiny corners of the world that contain plants or animals that exist nowhere else. This story begins with a cliff-hanger. On the Spanish side of the Pyrenees mountains, around 850 metres above sea level, two adjacent cliff faces hold the entire population of Borderea Read More …