|Looking skyward among the big trees, |
June, 2011 on the Canon de Valle Trail
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone..." --Joni Mitchell, "Big Yellow Taxi"
So it is, although in this case I think it was hard to not know what we had. Dorothy Hoard, a retired colleague of mine in Analytical Chemistry and more importantly, a human giant of knowledge of the natural and archeological world around Los Alamos, checked out today for that land of giant trees in the sky.
A great obit is over at Carol Clark's Daily Post. An updated obit is there too. The update indicates a public celebration of Dorothy's life will be held on 25 March, and suggests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to a fund set up in her name at PEEC or to Friends of Bandelier.
May our lives be as rich and giving as Dorothy's was.
|Dorothy Hoard teaches us about giant, old trees along the Canon de Valle Trail, |
June 2011, just days before they were destroyed by the Las Conchas Fire.