Storms the Norm

“He turned to look just in time to see the rain start falling out as if the storm had finally decided to weep with shame for what it had done to them.” ― James Dashner, The Scorch Trials I sleep; I dream; I awake; I do coffee; I get dressed; I read; I get on […]

Two! But which owl is the original?

Originally posted on Being Bodeker:
Coralee, there’s TWO!!!! Several hours after posting yesterday about the red morph Eastern Screech-owl the kids found in a dead tree’s cavity above our creek, Brian & Merritt found the owl again using binoculars in the yard, but s/he now had a mate! Another red-morph ESO! Two red morph Eastern Screech-owls;…

Child of the Wind

From Bruce Cockburn (long “o”, silent “c” and “k”).  Lyrics from “Child of the Wind”.  Cockburn’s lyrics (some of them) are so wonderful.  Some of you may be familiar with a tune entitled “Wondering Where The Lions Are”.  That is a Cockburn tune.  Here are some selected lines from “Child of the Wind”.  Hearing him […]

Working with Indigenous Australians…

Originally posted on XPLORE:
The opportunity to visit an extremely remote and arid part of Australia came my way the other day, an opportunity to spend time in country with a group of traditional landowners and aboriginal elders deep in the desert region of Western Australia. “The Landy” will be pointed westward travelling deep into…

Striking skies over Syracuse

Originally posted on Mark Bialczak:
As Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I worked our way back toward the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood this half-and-half spring Sunday afternoon, we couldn’t help but note the sky above. Part gray, part blue. April prepares to give itself up to May, and the…