This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wooly Mammoths

We just spent a few days in Mammoth Lakes. Gregg biked down the mountain and the girls and I played in the village, went in the pool/hot tub, visited an earthquake fault, and generally hung out. Alex is very curious about the wooly mammoths. She wants to know why they don't exist anymore.

A: The wooly mammoths are all dead?
M: Yes, honey. All of them.
A: No Mom. There is ONE wooly mammoth still alive. There must be.
M: No, I'm sorry. None.
A: Did the tigers eat them all?
M: No, the sabre tooth tigers didn't eat them all. In fact, the tigers probably all died because the mammoths did.
A: Why did the mammoths die?
M: Mammoths like ice and snow and.....

Later that day we visited the fault and she became convinced that the mammoths all fell in. I don't know, maybe she's right.

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