For maybe the third time in the eight years that I've been working at Berkeley Repertory Theater, I'm not working on one of our Monday holidays. The weather looks like it is going to be beautiful, and there's going to be a good low tide.
Does anyone want to join us at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve for an afternoon of exploring the tidepools? We'll probably shoot to arrive around 1pm, and will try to park in the main parking lot.
You'll want to wear grippy waterproof shoes, and plan to get wet. A change of socks is always a good idea. We'll bring our books, so we can try to figure out what we're seeing. The more eyes out on the rocks, the more likely it is that we'll spot something really interesting.
Planning a little further ahead, who wants to go to the California Rare Fruit Growers' Scion Exchange next Saturday? I've never been to one of these events, so I have no idea what to expect. If you're a wanna-be orchardist like me, this should be a lot of fun. The always-awesome Idell Weydemeyer will be speaking about grafting fruit trees. Robb and I visited her garden last spring, and she's got fruit trees with dozens of varieties grafted on them. (I took a class with her on Saturday, and I think she said that she has a pear tree with forty five kinds of pear-wood grafted on it. Wowie.)