Archive for October, 2009

Parahawking

This is just too cool, I had to share it: This guy uses trained hawks or other large birds to detect thermals for his paraglider. Here’s the link.

October 22, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Life, Nature

Blues

During a brief sunny break from our recent rainy weather, I found this blue butterfly (now identified as a male Pipeline Swallowtail) working the buddlieia along my front fence…. No, I don’t know what kind it is, but I’m trying to find out. And in keeping with blues (sorta), I saw this rose peeking out […]

October 8, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Gardening, Nature

Backyard Photo Ops

I took advantage of the nice, cool, not-humid morning to walk around my back yard a bit. The sky was that brilliant blue that says summer is, mostly, behind us. The goldenrod is blooming, and looked, I thought, pretty striking against the sky: If you look closely, there’s a ladybug meandering around the flowers. Then […]

October 1, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Gardening, Nature