Putting California’s drought in perspective

From John Steinbeck’s East of Eden I have spoken of the rich years when the rainfall was plentiful. But there were dry years too, and they put a terror on the valley. The water came in a thirty-year cycle. There would be five or six wet and wonderful years when...

Randy Nature

This is an orchid, Orchis italica, which grows in the Mediterranean. It’s common name is the hanging naked man, for obvious...