Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Caterpillar and milkweed

A monarch caterpillar was enjoying time on some milkweed yesterday afternoon. It is preparing to move into the next stage, chrysalis.  After a couple of weeks it will then emerge as a butterfly.  You can read more about the stages of the Monarch's life cycle on the web at Monarch Watch

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Photo Bombers

After a few very early morning showers it was beautiful in the park.  However it seemed where ever I went to take a photograph I was photo bombed by one sort of waterfowl or another.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fog on the pond

A brisk morning of 38 degrees created beautiful fog over the pond at Bassett Creek Park yesterday morning.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Climate change and values

This morning in the park
Last night on Moyers and Company Katharine Hayhoe, an extremely bright and articulate evangelical Christian and scientist, helped to explain why so many of her religious background are denying the impact of human activity on climate change.  She felt, and I agree, that the primary reason was that if you concede that humans are negatively impacting the environment, and in a big way, the solution requires government intervention. Many conservatives believe in small government, and so simply choose to deny the reality of climate change.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Yellow Rose

"What a pity flowers can utter no sound? 
- A singing rose, a whispering violet, a murmuring honeysuckle 
- oh, what a rare and exquisite miracle would these be!"  
                                                                                    - H. W. Beecher