First bumblebee I’ve spotted this season.
I started taking pictures of crocuses a few days ago, but haven’t posted any yet, because I’ve been pretty sluggish due to a bad cold/flu. But I’ve decided that I have more energy now, and also that I’m going to post them in sequential groupings until I get caught up to “real time,” so their development is clear. These are the first photos I took, on March 1st. It was a dark and rainy day, so I didn’t get a lot where my hand was steady enough with the macro lens at the necessary shutter speed for my satisfaction. But I kind of like these.
Not so much this time, since I didn’t wait a month or two to post. Continue reading “From the world pool: March 9, 2018”
Lots and lots of links… Continue reading “From the world pool: March 4, 2018”
I have such a backlog. Well, by the time I get to it half of it will be out of date. That’s a comfort! Continue reading “From the world pool: February 6, 2018”
It’s been a rough couple of months, so I’m only now getting back to actually trying to blog. Apart from all the photos I have, there’s a considerable backlog in my World Pool box. Here’s a start. Some of it’s a bit depressing (okay, a whole lot depressing) but some of it is actually good news (Kinder Morgan!) and I’ve tried to leaven it as much as possible. Continue reading “From the World Pool: November 4, 2017”
June 26, 2008 – September 25, 2017
It’s taken me a month to get to the point of being able to write something about the loss of our beloved golden retriever, Cardhu. I’ve done this fo cats and haven’t ever had this much trouble pulling something together. But this dog, the first dog I’ve ever owned, is different.
So I’ve been going back through photos, and now I’m being terribly self-indulgent in putting together this post. It’s long. Very long. It has lots of pictures. If Cardhu was your friend—and he had many—enjoy the memories. Continue reading “Cardhu”
I’ve had some busy weeks, so I haven’t been online as much, and that means fewer links to post, and somehow I missed out on the “just for fun” category. Which is too bad, as so many of the stories linked are so thoroughly depressing.
But never fear! One of the essays referenced this video. And yeah, it made me feel better.
Top image, because I can’t get the caption to show:
This is peak British Columbia: in an almost clear sky, the one tiny bit of cloud obscures the sun as it approaches maximum occlusion. (Photo of a pinhole projection.) Continue reading “eclipse”
Another long post… Continue reading “From the world pool: August 19th, 2017”