David George Haskell’s new book fascinates me. He tells of the music and songs of trees and rivers: the sounds of rain on different leaves, the wind in the upper leaves of the ceibo trees, the calls of bromeliad frogs, of parrots, of insects, monkeys, crested owls, spectacled owls, tawny screech owls, and tinamou. He […]
A friend immensely enjoyed the play acted by Kaiulani Lee. Rachel Carson found joy in observing nature, particularly in the seas and tidepools. And she collected the science, deduced that pesticides were killing the birds, and persuasively and poetically called to save the birds in her book, Silent Spring. The film of the play is […]
It says that those who challenge to racism, colonialism, sexism, elitism, militarism, classism, exceptionalism, chauvinism, triumphalism, nationalism, religionism, …. are marginalized in historical accounts, yet their protests and “impossible” dreams are vital for change and justice. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/09/25/abuses-history About changing what is considered doable: ( A friend said that Bernie Sanders is bringing up the […]
For Colorado after 12:30am seems best- after the moon sets= for Colorado, go to http://www.cpr.org/news/story/how-watch-perseid-meteor-shower-colorado for best ways to view, go to http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/how-to-minimize-moon-and-optimize-meteor-shower
Biking and hiking, I spied barn swallows returning to nests above the bike underpass ring necked ducks, comorants, red-winged blackbirds, meadowlarks belting out their songs in meadows, a bald eagle, and goslings. The flowers are also sprouting out: plum trees, apple trees, cheery trees, spring beauties, stork’s bill, pasque flowres, sand lilies, and oregon grape.
Reducing fishing, protecting marine areas, and banning large trawlers help. Activists are organizing in the Blue Frontier movement. David Helvarg wrote about saving the seas in the Progressive. He wrote Saved by the Sea:Hope, Heartbreak, and wonder in the Blue World.
White pelicans rhythmically lunged their bills down into the shallow water while swimming together yesterday morning at Walden Pond. At 7pm I hiked up a foothill to watch the sunset. Canyon wrens sang their swinging, descending notes in the twilight. One darted about on the cliff face. Other birds flew out and back, […]
I went overnight camping aways up a trail for the first time in several years. We climbed up a 12,432 foot peak. Most of the snow was gone, and the flowers were out. We camped in the bristlecone pine, limber pine and spruce next to a huge willow swamp. Lots of mysterious granite pinnacles, towers, cliffs, and […]