AMONG THE 300 SPECIES of iris, its purple bloom is unmistakable. In Greek mythology, Iris was the personification of the rainbow, and the three-petal fleur-de-lis has been synonymous with the former French monarchy since the 12th century.
IT WAS A SIMPLE GIFT on his eighth birthday that set James Andersen of the Hanford National Weather Service forecast office on his path of meteorology.
Love brought me home…
I grew up in Clovis and was lucky enough to enjoy the sweet taste of small-town living and delicious peaches from our local fruit stand.
AT SOME POINT, every child looks up at the night sky to wish upon a star and, with a mixture of fear, awe, and mystery, wonders what they are.
What’s now known as Kingsburg was established as a railroad town in 1873, when Swedish natives settled in a town called Kings River Switch – in the early 20th century, more than 90 percent of residents were Swedish American.
WHENEVER PEOPLE ASK me what it takes to be a writer, I always give the same answer: Just be interested in the subject.
A place where migrating birds are so numerous that they blot out the sun, where a carpet of white snow geese cover natural wetlands, and a cacophony of avian chatter fills the air