Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lion's Mane Mushroom!

Harvesting a Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) mushroom growing on a dead tree.   We found a number of these delicious (tastes like parmesian to me) mushrooms growing around North Carolina this Fall...

Monday, October 01, 2012

Two Poems

rip rap stabilization
concrete weirs and check dams
cross-vanes, rock vanes, and double wing deflectors
sediment transport and Q analysis
j-hook vanes

vegetated "coir logs" 


learn to love and once
a willow thicket
hot UV sunlight


at the nadir of the valley
hunters and fishers line your sedge banks
interpersed with willows


your cliff wall and bed were broken
down by humans, by analytical measurement
(into 4097-millimeter pebbles)
you tried to sweep us downstream, like dirt
lodged in crevices; we crimped along, three legged
with external bladders and strapped-on electronics

Wild Horse,

flowing wide from the mouth of Mustang and Hyndman
sweeping a perfect glacial valley
 clear of rockfall;
too much to move