May 10 (1976, 1977, 1982, 2004)
Butt Petroglyphs

5/10/76 early morning, another (of coarse) sunny day. for the past two days full-blown cumulonimbus clouds have sprouted over the sierra crest and the muffled explosions of thunder have been heard down here, thirty miles away.”

[Russell Towle's journal]


5/10/77 night. days of scattered showers... frogs sing loud in gratitude.”

[Russell Towle's journal]


5/10/82 Dawn... lovely fogs drift about the canyon, wish it would rain, I could burn a lot of trimmings. [...]

I dreamed of petroglyphs last night, many of them, many many in different locations, subtly camouflaged by centuries of wind and water. Some were quite laughable, round spots about one foot in diameter scattered over a large gently sloping rock face ~ turned out to be ‘seat-glyphs,’ places where Indians sat to take in the sun and rubbed patches of lichen away with their butts.”

[Russell Towle's journal]


May 10, 2004

Bush Poppy
(Dendromecon rigida)


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