recently read or seen – and enjoyed

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 thought.

* Then from a very different part of the world, Dr. J of Adventures in Medicine, visits The Fjords of Pangnirtung in the Canadian Arctic. I’ve always loved the beautiful Inuit prints and tapestries from Pangnirtung, so I felt a little thrill as I read the title of this piece. I’m sure you’ll find Dr. J’s account of life in the far north of interest and the photos of the landscape are breathtaking.

* Last week, I visited Dzonoqua’s Whistle, after following a link back to it from a comment left here by its creator, Celeste Pinheiro. It’s quite a new blog, and one that I’m sure many of you will enjoy. You’ll find some lovely photos and posts such as this piece, Proof of Life, and these on The Appaloosa Deer and the Red Legged Frog. Best of all, her blog is based in one of my favourite places, the Oregon Coast Range! I hope you’ll pay her a visit!

* At Ben Cruachan, Duncan writes about visiting a certain gully in the wake of the recent fires, to see if he could find out the fate of the Powerful Owls seen on a previous visit. The photos that accompany this piece are wonderful.

* And while we’re on the subject of birds, do take time to visit Dharma Bums, to see the terrific photos that robin has taken of the Bald Eagles that live nearby.

* The February 10th edition of Good Planets is now up at Susannah’s blog, Wanderin’ Weeta. “Earth” is the theme for the latest collection of beautiful photos from many parts of the world.

* For the best in animal blogging, check out this week’s edition of the Friday Ark (#125) at the Modulator.

Okay, that’s all for now. Hope all the links work. If they don’t, someone let me know. I’ll try to put together some more interesting links sometime soon.

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5 Responses to “recently read or seen – and enjoyed”

  1. John Says:

    Bev, I am always amazed by the blogs you share. I really enjoyed The Unimpeded Distance and Proof of Life at Dzonoqua’s Whistle. I have long since been a fan of The Dharma Bums, but probably found my way there from your site. Thanks for sharing your travels. A few minutes wandering your suggested paths lowers my blood pressure and makes the daily problems I face diminish in import.

  2. Celeste Says:

    Hi Bev! Thanks for mentioning me ;0) And thanks too for all the other suggestions for reading, I’ll visit them too! Loved your cardinal pix–are you taking the pix close up, or with a telephoto(I mean, can they see you through the glass?). It’s fascinating the tiny details on birds that we don’t usually get to see unless we’ve got the bird in hand. I found a dead kinglet in my driveway once, and couldn’t get over the unique shade of orangey-red its little crown was–or how tiny its little body was in the midst of the fluff–in general, a miracle!

  3. burning silo Says:

    John – Thanks! Just like traveling around in real-life, it’s more fun when you can share some of the neat places you find, so it’s nice to provide links to nice posts. I keep a bookmark folder just for collecting nice posts as I’m surfing around reading blogs, and every time it starts to fill up, I like to do one of these posts.

    Celeste – You’re welcome. You’ve got an beautiful blog, so it’s a pleasure to let others know about it.
    The cardinal photos were shot from about 5 feet away, so just a slight bit of zooming in. They can and occasionally do see me through the windows if I move too quickly. However, if I move very slowly, they usually don’t see me until I’m just 2 or 3 feet away.
    And yes, aren’t birds very different looking when we have a chance to see them up very close. I used to keep a lot of different breeds of chickens, ducks, geese, and even some peacocks at one time. I loved to study their feathers and the way that the colours changed in the sunlight.

  4. robin andrea Says:

    I just went over to Dzonoqua’s Whistle. What beautiful photographs, and that Appaloosa Deer is so interesting.

    I’m a big fan of Pohanginapete, too. His photographs and writing simply astonish.

    Thanks so much for mentioning us. It’s an honor to be in such good company.

  5. burning silo Says:

    robin – That deer is very interesting. I’ll have to ask around to see if anyone in this region has seen anything like it. We have so many deer around here that I’d be a little surprised if someone hasn’t seen something similar