So again, the blog is a bookmark to bits in other places. I jotted down some thoughts at the end of days-long “what if” mind play about how civilization, technology and culture might be today had Earth events not delivered to us various forms of carbon, packaged in mass quantities underground, ostensibly for the eventual discovery by homo sapiens […]
I’ve made this claim often here and elsewhere, having observed the evolution of a half-century of new electronic eyes and ears to better grasp the state of the planet. We can’t say we did not know the extent of change our one species has brought to every single place on Earth, on land and sea and in the […]
We had almost exactly 4 inches of rain from Matthew and related weather cells last week. I finally got around to emptying the gauge yesterday, and to my surprise, there at the bottom of the reservoir was this (unfortunately dead) red-backed salamander. This is a bit of an odd amphibian in that it is not water-adapted […]
This red-spotted newt was a reluctant participant yesterday as the thunder rumbled closer and closer. He appeared under the same cluster of Jack’oLantern mushrooms I showed you a few days ago–with another amphibian hiding therein. But to create the shot I wanted, I had to stage the orange vertebrate over and over on the fading […]
Meet the Shrooms–a couple and their small child (in the middle) that we encountered on the Middle Path after this week’s welcome rains. She, gesticulating on the right seems to be pleading with him, on the left, to blahblahblah, while he seems to be… Sorry. Woodland Whimsy strikes the already-deranged and cloistered Forested Firsts.