© 2011 Joshua Stark
I've been up in the Sierra Nevada range during any free time I get lately, and I've found something new each time. A quick update, I've made a mountain berry pie (thanks for the name, Mom!), and found chinquapins (a nut, not a Spanish curse word), snowberries, huckleberries, and chokecherries. I've also found still-ripe gooseberries alongside the first snow and a flowering columbine! California microclimates are amazing.