Monday, April 20, 2009
Point Reyes Ranch
I just returned from the National Association of Interpretation's Regional Conference. This group of professionals interpret culture, history and nature for the average person. It is always inspiring to hang out with the park rangers and other interpreters who attend. One of the activities was a hike to look for elk at an historic ranch at Point Reyes north of San Francisco. We didn't see any elk on the hike, but I did have time to make a quick sketch of the ranch from the hill above the barn. Then we stopped at the dam that supplies water to the ranch and I sketched the alder trees at the water's edge. They were not as tall and straight as most of the alders I usually see. I think it must be windy where they are growing.