Leonardo Da Vinci was a keen observer and student of nature. His notes on The Nature of Water, from The notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci , Translation by Edward MacCurdy (1955) are perceptive and eloquent: “Water is…View More Words: “Water …The Vital Humour Of This Arid Earth”
A study of the migratory pollinators and the interdependence they have on one another… a warning regarding possible environmental peril.View More Book Review: NO SPECIES IS AN ISLAND by Theodore H Fleming
I loved GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT by Lily Brooks-Dalton – which surprised me, since this novel was billed as a post-apocalyptic story. I have read only a handful of such stories and warmed only slightly to…View More Book Review: GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT by Lily Brooks-Dalton
For starters: that cover! It spoke to me immediately. But what is beneath the beautiful artwork is equally delightful. While I have enjoyed all of Sonja Yoerg’s novels, TRUE PLACES has to be my favorite, with…View More Book Review: TRUE PLACES by Sonia Yoerg
What will it take for us to let go of our endless debates and finger-pointings over global warming or global climate change? When will we begin to truly recognize that the heart of our human…View More Universal Well-Being And Planetary Considerations
The odds were running high against the young Kohlrabi plants from the start. They were an impulse buy spurred on by my childhood memories of eating them raw and fresh peeled from my grandmother’s garden. …View More Then The Giant Wasps Came
I didn’t see him arrive, but suddenly he was there. His back to me, he boldly surveyed the garden. As if, all my hard work was his for the taking. As if, I wasn’t mere…View More Garden Nemesis Or Garden Poser?
Lost: Carl Sagan’s Billions; Earth’s Little Blue Orb Found: The Universe Has Two Trillion Galaxies Back in the 1980’s, Carl Sagan captured the publics imagination with his talk of the Universe’s Billions. Now, based on images collected…View More Lost & Found News: Galaxies, Whale Dung, Unicorns, & Wild Horses
As I am neither a millennial nor a survivalist, it might seem kind of strange that I am a fan of both the “tiny house” movement and the survival/wilderness teachings of Les Stroud and Bear Grylls.…View More Primitive Technology — Where Tiny House Meets Survivor Man
Some time ago, I wrote a post about a co-worker’s successful captive breeding project at the zoo where I am a keeper. One of the first comments was from someone who was saddened about the animal being…View More Why Zoos?