2007 JDP Slideshow Family times, international adventures, and passings. Below is a gallery of 2007 images; click on any image for more info and a slideshow. Bob, Mary, and Jim doing a sibling retreat in January at Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport.Lewis & Clark students on the summit of Tellurium Peak in April, at the top of the Alder-Jordan watershed surrounding the Proctor forest in southern Oregon.An ACCF (Alder Creek Children's Forest) board meeting in May, held at what we affectionately call PMF (Proctor Memorial Forest) Palace.In May I headed around the world on a Lewis & Clark overseas program reconnaissance trip. Here's downtown Brisbane during an early morning run.North Stradbroke Island (Straddie) is, well, a favorite escape for folks in Brisbane, and our students do marine research here.The late Steve Irwin is an icon around these parts, with his own road running by the Australian Zoo he made famous.I toured Nairobi with fellow Lewis & Clark professor Dave Campion, who will be heading up the East Africa program next fall. To his right is Tom Nyika, Curator for the Kenya Railways Museum.Traffic in Nairobi, Kenya.Next to one of the fanciest suburbs of Nairob you find Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa, with a population of roughly one million. Thanks go to our driver, Tom Gitao, for keeping us out of harm's way.Some students participating in the May ACCF Spring Fair.Maduma falls, on the Saratuwe river in Tanzania near Nou Forest, one of the sites visited by Lewis & Clark students…though apparently we are the first Europeans to see this particular waterfall. Fellow Lewis & Clark professor Ken Clifton is at right.Learning to look for birds at the marshy headwaters of the Eyasi river, near Nou Forest.Morning at our camp in Hadzabe land near Eyasi Lake in Tanzania. When you sleep between two baobabs you feel pretty solid in the morning.The Hadzabe we traveled with are still hunter-gatherers for the most part; here they are attempting to catch some game.Ken got a bright idea: maybe the Hadza suffer from presbyopia just like us? So he gave his reading glasses to the man to use for close-up work.Another Hadza skill: climbing a baobab tree. They are huge and the bark is relatively smooth, so the only way you can do is cut some sticks and drive them into the tree.Yaida Swamp, in the Yaida Valley in northwest Tanzania near where the Hadzabe live.Now in Holland in June, at Hoge Veluwe National Park, with an art collection right in the middle of it. One understands Dutch landscape painting when one has seen the light here.Two environmental studies conferences took me to Syracuse, NY, where the nearby cemetery included this unforgettable family name.Our annual environmental studies summer workshop took us to the Columbia Slough in northeast Portland, where here we're boarding canoes.The annual Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, this year in Portland (I sang in the choir).Marilyn Chandler graciously donated this sign for the Proctor Memorial Forest.The big event of 2007 was Joy's wedding: here she and Elise are at the engagement party in Santa Barbara in July with Joy's fiance Matt and his brother Seth.My Canyonville buddy Terry Hergert, his partner Meg Bouchard (top), and Liz Safran (and Beagle Bailey too) climbing Mt. Hood.In August, Laurie Pickard visited Oregon and I took her to Cliff Lake in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness; Joy, Elise, and I have camped here and played on this raft many times.Bob, Joy, and Elise at the ACCF Pioneer Days booth in August. Joy and Elise got to run the booth and meet folks.A passing: our cat Aubrey fell off the balcony in early September. Here he is in a special room at Dove-Lewis Animal Hospital, where I said goodbye to his warm body.Some of the participants in our fall Kojosho camp in the Berkeley hills, late September. Our Chief Instructor, Fred Absher, is the one with the grey beard.Our Environmental Affairs Symposium this fall featured two keynote speakers, including Ramachandra Guha from Bangalore.Another passing: Uncle Richard Proctor, our father's brother. Richard was the last surviving member of the family beyond my generation. Here we are gathered with his daughter Dorothea in Sedona, Arizona to celebrate his life.ACCF held several Firewood Days events this fall, allowing local residents to remove extra wood we have in a recent timber harvest site.And the big event: Joy and Matt's wedding, Saturday November 3. Here's her cousin Lyra signing the rolling pin at the rehearsal party, a custom borrowed from Mom and Dad.In late November, we all gathered at the Eisen-Proctors in Eugene for yummy Thanksgiving and endless conversation.I am dusting off my guitar these days. Here is a performance I did at Lewis & Clark in late November.At the end of each semester we hold an environmental studies reception and poster session; here some students show off their fine work. It was a rich semester and a very rewarding 2007.And the so-happy bride and groom!