Category Archive for 'Society'

it’s free

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

We’ve been having beautiful summer sunsets here this week. I took this photo out in the oldfield meadow – it’s actually, a composite patched together from three photos (click on image for a larger view). I always think about how it’s the really good stuff that is for free in this world. [...]

turtle crossing controversy

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

I had thought to write about something else this morning, but my original post was pre-empted by this one as it seems more timely. Yes, this is a recycled photo from last year’s post about turtle crossings. I briefly considered using one of my photos of crushed turtles from my Ribbon of Death [...]

nature field day

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

As promised, here’s a brief report on the nature field day that my friend, Eric Snyder, and I led at the Richmond Conservation Area on May 28, 2007. We spent much of the day exploring the nature trails with twenty of Lisa Hetherington’s science students from Bell High School. I believe this was [...]

profile of a litterbug

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

This isn’t quite the post I’d intended to write this morning. I was planning to begin wrapping up our week of bioblitzing. However, the “litterbug” topic seemed to want to be addressed, so that’s how it goes.
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Don and I volunteered to do some trail maintenance and clean-up at [...]

peace offering

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

sunflower seed peace offering to the gods of war
“I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun’s energy…. If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago.” – Sir George Porter, quoted in The Observer, 26 August 1973.
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every [...]

it’s a big scary world out there!

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

Sign Sign everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign
~ “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band ~
Folks, it’s a big scary world out there! Or, at least, that’s how it seemed when I was tripping around in the west. Almost everywhere we [...]

a naughty photo

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Surprised? Shocked? Well, there’s a chance that some 25% of visitors to this blog would have been if I’d posted the uncensored photo of one of my favourite goats from the days when we kept a dairy herd here at the farm. So, why did I post this “naughty” photo here at [...]