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 It's no longer active, but you can find me at the links above.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
- Ada Lovelace
- barreleye fish
- breeding colony
- Bronte Harbour
- Bruce Peninsula
- Carl Sagan
- computer science
- dead bird study
- Grass Lake
- Neibauer marsh
- sewage lagoons
Tag Archives: sparrows
You’d think the deathly cold temperatures of the last few weeks would have driven the birds to the feeder, but my yard has been almost entirely empty since the new year. A milder spell this weekend finally brought back my … Continue reading
A handful of sketches from my holidays last week, fit in during the little bit of decent weather that broke on Friday. Fox Sparrows were a nice surprise.
Guelph is not an area known for its stellar birding. We get the odd fallout during migration, and a good rarity might turn up in the winter, but for the most part it’s, at best, pretty average. Even during migration … Continue reading
Because after two hours of hanging around, he never showed himself. Nice birding location, though — lots of breeding activity for being so late in the season, and nothing around but open fields and rows of windmills stretched across the … Continue reading
Some sketches from last weekend: Savannah Sparrows in the fields at Grass Lake. The fields had been mowed and baled, so the Bobolinks had already departed (boo), but a family of Eastern Bluebirds kept me entertained. The four fully fledged … Continue reading