Category Archives: Nature

Schoonmaker Reef

This is what a Silurian coral reef looks like, 425 million years later. I parked in the back/side lot at my local grocery store this morning while shopping for Thanksgiving. (The main lot gets very crowded on the day before … Continue reading

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The Birds?

There’s a big flock of birds—of starlings, actually. And I guess they’re not called a “flock” of starlings but a “murmuration” of starlings, which I learned from my Twitter friend Keith Freeburn, a photographer in Wales, last time I wrote … Continue reading

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A September haiku

My slightly melancholy ode to the fleeting season . . . September Swallows gathering Morning fog on the water Summer has ended I was looking for a video of swallows gathering to illustrate and found this one. Yikes! Calling Alfred … Continue reading

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Oh, cruel harbinger!

Yes, I know it’s the end of August. But couldn’t we wait just a little longer for the autumn colors to arrive???

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Two lists

Or in plainer text: Diversity = Variety, Biodiversity (including gut/diet), Social diversity, Cultural diversity And is associated with: Resilience, … Two lists I really like this! So many things to think about related to creativity, the environment, social/political contexts, etc. … Continue reading

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Tenacity

I don’t know what kind of tree this is, but I have to admire the tenacity with which it continually regrows branches/suckers that have been cut off. You can see scarred burls from years of pruning all along the length … Continue reading

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Oh dear, more Tosa Turkey drama!

Here in my old-school Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa the turkey drama continues. Now the flocks are dogging delivery trucks and pestering/threatening delivery drivers. I remember watching aggressive peacocks at the zoo about this time of year when my kids were … Continue reading

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Live feed of a California bald eagle nest

One year when my kids were younger, a local television station (PBS?) carried a live feed of a bald eagle nest in northern Wisconsin. One of our favorite things that spring was checking on the nest before heading out the … Continue reading

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Ice Storm!

I know states to our south frequently get ice storms, but they are rare in Wisconsin. We usually get snow instead. However, we had a significant ice storm this week Monday through Tuesday evenings. Which, ironically, came exactly 100 years … Continue reading

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Happy Fibonacci Day!

  Round . . . Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel . . . So begins one of my favorite songs, and it popped into my head this morning as soon as I realized … Continue reading

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