Archive for February, 2007

a magnificent Mudpuppy Night

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Last night, Don and I packed up the aquarium, flashlights, and my camera gear and headed off to the weekly Mudpuppy Night down by the dam at Oxford Mills. To save some space, here’s a link to my report from the last Mudpuppy Night attended, which gives some background info for those who aren’t familiar […]


Thursday, February 15th, 2007

First, before I write anything more, I must say that I was a little disappointed to discover that I had *missed* taking note of Burning Silo’s first anniversary. Yes, indeed, a year ago yesterday, I wrote my first post on – of all things – a somewhat hair-raising encounter with a dog sled team! And […]

arts meme

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

John at Musings from Myopia tagged me for a meme about literature, music, film and art. I’ve tried to answer the questions as best I can. Rather than tag anyone in particular, if you like this meme, why don’t you answer the questions either on your blog (if you have one), or in the comments […]

snow and scat

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

We’re getting a small snowstorm here today. Flakes are swirling outside the window. However, we don’t really have that much snow on the ground so far. That’s made it fairly easy to walk around in the fields without snowshoes, although I may have to get them out this week. Don and I have spent the […]

recently read or seen – and enjoyed

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Although it’s only a little over a week since my latest collection of links to good things read and seen around the net, I’ve found a few more to share: * At Pohanginapete, Pete McGregor has recently posted the latest of his photo-essays, The Unimpeded Distance, on his travels in India. Beautiful writing, photos and […]

at the window

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Yesterday, while talking to my brother on the phone, I noticed one of the Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) at the stick-on seed feeder. Luckily, the camera was handy, so I was able to snap off a few photos before it zoomed away to its favourite tree. Moments later, the female zoomed out of the same […]

Darwin Day – 198 years

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Note: Each horizontal row of images can be clicked on for a somewhat larger view This is my Darwin Day tribute to Charles Robert Darwin, born Feb. 12, 1809. Originally, I set out to create something rather different, but changed my plans when I realized that they were far too ambitious. In the end, I’ve […]