Gracie afternoon

Gracie afternoon

Yesterday (Tuesday), we had a cold start to the day plus it was windy unlike the day before. The forecast was for a high of 62, but on the walk to the mail box at 11 am, it felt like, well cold. I had planned to go to the grasslands in the afternoon. Did I…

1 minute and 6 seconds

1 minute and 6 seconds

As I walked along I noticed a beetle at a Gracie poop. Certainly I could spare a minute to watch it. Well, a minute and six seconds worth of video. The Weirdest Eyes in The Animal Kingdom See a World We Can’t Imagine Accidental Slingshot Wound to a Tree Reveals Unexpected Ant Behavior This Wonder…

Oothecae!

Oothecae!

What a different a day makes on the weather! Two degrees warmer this morning at our house, 17 instead of 15. But the big factor today is the lack of wind verses yesterday. Indeed, that makes for a very nice day to be outside and a high temperature of 56 degrees! An incredible feather mimic…

Stay inside day?

Stay inside day?

Well, for me there is no choice…I must take Gracie for her walks. And as my Dad used to tell my brothers and me, you need to get outside to get the stink off! Translation: The kids have too much energy to be in the house LOL. Finally, a look at the low temperatures in…

A new year starts

A new year starts

Happy New Year! I am hopeful that everyone will have a healthy year ahead. Joni Mitchell wrote in her song Big Yellow Taxi “Don’t it always seem to goThat you don’t know what you’ve gotTill it’s goneThey paved paradiseAnd put up a parking lot” Please plant native plants, pick up a piece of litter, and…

Fungi

Fungi

We had reached the end of this particular ravine, so back down we went to find a way up. The Early Bird Gets…the Truffle? Birds Hunt for Fungi, Too “Completes the Circle”: A 40-Year Scientific Journey Leads to a New Truffle Species Ancient fungi found in deep-sea mud Seabed mining is coming — bringing mineral…

A closer look

A closer look

As we headed up the ravine, we hopeful to find new and exciting stuff. So whether we shine a light or climb up a slippery slope or just gaze upwards, we look! “Mystery of Manu” – A Strange Tree in the Amazon Rainforest Left Scientists Scratching Their Heads for 50 Years Scientists Unravel How and…

Side ravine

Side ravine

Reese had to head back to office so Jeanne and I continued on but in a side ravine. This ravine had made the peninsula to get to “Frog Knob” narrower. It was definitely worth exploring! These Fish Work Together by the Hundreds of Thousands To Do the Wave – Here’s Why Keep looking! The more…

Abstract

Abstract

As we learn more about the ravines, our eyes seemed to be getting more attuned to the ecosystem of the creeks and ravines. Remembering E.O. Wilson’s Wish for a More Sustainable Existence Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Frog Knob!

Frog Knob!

It was not long between outings. And this outing was in a place that Claire and I called Frog Knob. Why? Because it used to have a dirt knob that looked like a frog. The “frog” has long eroded away 🙁 Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you…

The bowl

The bowl

Ok, today will be the last of this outing’s sights. As always, it was wonderful! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Lips & a bowl

Lips & a bowl

The grasslands is such a wonderous place! And you just never know what you might see… Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.