This western milkweed bug stuffing itself into the eye of the Brown Turkey Fig is decidedly not cuddly and I do not like them ruining my figs! We actually cut into a fig the other day, decapitating a milkweed bug that got inside.

Peppers among peppers. Nachos for dinner tonight. The red jalapeño and yellow wax peppers were home grown.

With the incoming heatwave in California, we will filter out direct sunlight to help keep these little avocado trees from scorching to death. Also: save the U.S. Postal Service. ✉️

SFO, August 2009: when 747s were still fairly popular for long haul transport. I’ve never flown on one 😞

Looking out at set of creepy toothy, grinning windows (dormers?) from Dom St. Petri in Bautzen, Germany. 2009.

Hummingbirds love these cultivated native California fuchsias so here’s their bird’s eye view of them.

Fissures bisect land in the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness. The massive landslide is moving to the left. Late 2019.

A quaternary lava flow at ʻĀhihi-Kīnaʻu Natural Area Reserve on Maui. Haleakalā is in the background. Late 2018. #mbaug

A bug that we call the European honeybee, enjoying cultivated native California sage flowers. 2017. #mbaug