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Category: Life in Idyllwild

Oh deer, it's cold

Oh deer, it’s cold

Following last week’s snowfall, this buck and a doe are seen exploring Fern Valley …

Another bobcat sighting in Garner Valley

Another bobcat sighting in Garner Valley

This bobcat is seen and photographed in Garner Valley Tuesday, Nov. 8.

First snow

First snow

The first snow landed in Idyllwild Friday …

Butterfly Mint Bush makes an appearance

Butterfly Mint Bush makes an appearance

Butterfly Mint Bush, (Monardella antonina), a California native plant, is a real butterfly magnet.

Fall colors a treat on the Hill

Fall colors a treat on the Hill

One of the unique features that residents and visitors love about Idyllwild is that one can experience all four seasons. The trees at Idyllwild School foretell winter’s approach.

Chaparral Clematis blooms April to May

Chaparral Clematis blooms April to May

Pipestem Clematis or Chaparral Clematis,(Clematis lasiantha), is one of the two native clematis in California (the other being C. ligusticifolia or Western Virgin’s Bower). Pipestem clematis is a beautiful deciduous vine that can be as long as 20 feet. This native vine can be found growing on hillsides, chaparral, and open woodlands in southern and central California. It blooms April to May, displaying many small, creamy white and fragrant flowers. This vine prefers shade for its roots, and sun for its top, and is completely drought-tolerant when established.

Lake Fulmor mirror

Lake Fulmor mirror

Lake Fulmor is a natural mirror on this early fall day.

Chief’s Corner: About fall …

I wrote a similar column about this time last year but the message is still very important to your individual safety, your home and the community in general. After 39 years in the fire suppression business, I still can’t predict fire season exactly and I’ve never met anyone who can. However there are a few […]

Welcome to Idyllwild!

Welcome to Idyllwild!

Sometimes being off the radar has its advantages, as is evident in the quaint mountain town of Idyllwild. Here the scene evokes tranquility, the arts and natural beauty. The noise and stress of life have yet to intrude, even the pace of dining slows because there’s not a fast food restaurant to be found. There’s […]

This little town has a whole lot to offer

This little town has a whole lot to offer

Here you’ll find inns, cabins and B&Bs with fireplaces that set the romantic mood or others with family accommodations for the kids and even for your pet. Great dining does not stop here — choose from a handmade pizza or hamburger and beer, or go for a elegant wine and steak or pasta dinner by candlelight.

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