It has been two year since I started my ‘part-time temporary’ job. I work here only three days weekly, and only if I can. That is what makes it ‘part-time’. After two years, I am not sure if it still qualifies as ‘temporary’. I do intend to eventually return to my normal work. However, this part-time temporary job will not be easy to leave. It is so excellent in so many ways! Besides, there are so many incredible perks!

1. Scenery is incredible. The redwoods in the background to the left are on the other side of a deep ravine where Bean Creek flows through. All the scenery here could not fit into one picture.P00208-1

2. Native flora in the forest is incredible. Most of what is in the landscapes is native flora too, or garden varieties of native flora. There is no transition between the forests and the landscapes.P00208-2

3. Redwoods are incredible. What is not obvious in the picture is that these grand wild redwoods with wild bay laurels to the right, are just beyond the landscaped perimeter of a vast lawn.P00208-3

4. Exotic flora is incredible too, but compatible with native flora. The simple landscapes are both horticulturally correct and environmentally sensible. Daffodil naturalize but are not invasive.P00208-4

5. Redwoods are incredible. Did I mention that yet? They really are grand. That is why they are the Official State Tree of California. They never get old, but they live for thousands of years.P00208-5

6. The crew that I work with is the most incredible perk. I should write an article about them. Oh, I already did. I have no picture of them. There are too many for Six on Saturday anyway.P81010

This is the link for Six on Saturday, for anyone else who would like to participate:

https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/six-on-saturday-a-participant-guide/

 

 

12 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: Perks

    1. It is what some refer to as a ‘cathedral’. After a big old tree gets harvested, watersprouts from the roots develop into trees in a circle around the stump, and grow into trees. That is why the forest became so overly crowded after clear cut harvesting a century ago. This particular cathedral seems to have grown from a tree that fell and rotted away before the harvest, because there is no stump in the middle.

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    1. This situation really is excellent, but it is actually not what I was striving for. I do intend to return to work eventually, even though it will be difficult to leave this. Incidentally, my other work is not far up Bean Creek, so is right in the neighborhood. I should probably take a radio with me when I go, so I can listen to the comforting chatter of the crew.

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