Hey!I maintained this blog from 2006-2014, primarily as a place to dump my field sketches (and the occasional painting). It's no longer active, but you can find me at the links above.
The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.
-- Carl Sagan, Cosmos
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Tag Archives: loons
It’s that time of year again already? Advertisements
It was too windy to bother looking for passerines this past weekend, but the loons don’t mind bad weather.
Late last month, I took a week of holidays up at the family cottage near Wiarton. Birding wise, I definitely could have made a better choice when scheduling my vacation. We’d just finished three weeks of gorgeously sunny, calm weather … Continue reading
Fall is really the only decent time of year to find loons on Colpoy’s Bay. The legs of a loon are set very far back on its body, which is ideal for propulsion through the water. Unfortunately this makes them … Continue reading
There’s not much daylight left this late in the year by the time I get home from work. I spent a few evenings at the old alma mater trying to get a decent look at the flocks of White-throated Sparrows … Continue reading