Dr. K, Becca and I took a long hike on the Rim Trail this morning, starting off at the trail head that's about seven miles down Highway 130. We saw some beautiful sights along the way, got in some great exercise, and returned to the ranch in time to Skype with my favorite Italian-Germanic cousins Michelina and Frank. Ciao a voi tutti. One interesting thing we noted was the scrimshaw-like etchings on the tree bark in the sixth image here. It occurred to me later that this pattern might have been made by termites.