Category Archive for 'Environment'

dumb-ass-teroid impact

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

There’s a new post up at my travel blog Journey to the Center.

recently read and enjoyed

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

It’s been awhile since I put together a “recently read” post. I’ve actually bookmarked several interesting posts over the past couple of months, but never seemed to get my act together. I’ll try to remedy that situation today. But first, about the spiders. The one above seems to be a Shamrock Spider (Araneus trifolium) and […]

thinking about food

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

We’re not really too much for desserts, but do make an exception when Ontario peaches come in. We do the same when the Ontario grown Ida Red apples are available later in the season. Yesterday, I made the above pie from a basket of Ontario freestone peaches that Don brought home on Tuesday evening. How […]

wind power

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

These are just a couple of items that might be of interest and seemed worth sharing. * Whether or not you’re interested in wind power, this story from My heart’s in Accra blog is so upbeat, that I think just about everyone will enjoy reading it. It’s about William Kamkwamba and his windmill that was […]

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. Last night, I […]

biodversity in the garden

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus auratus) on Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium) Yesterday, robin from Dharma Bums commented: Someday, if you haven’t already done so, maybe you could tell us what you planted to attract all these incredible spiders into your spider garden. You do have such an inspiring diversity of species there. Shortly after I began this […]

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 roadkilled animal […]