Archive for October, 2019

The mighty Meramec river

Okay, so most people don’t call it mighty like the mighty Mississippi, still from the view I had over the weekend, it looked pretty amazing. So a few weeks ago I decided to start using my new(ish) camera to start taking pictures of nature and posting them to see if I have what it takes to sell some of them through other websites.

Anyway, this past weekend I went to Castlewood park, which is located out west a bit from where I live. It’s a place I use to take my kids sometimes and a park that I always loved to go to.

Turns out I picked an amazing day to go there, along with lots of other people and while I had some difficulty with my camera, I did manage to get at least one what I would call really nice picture of the river looking down from the cliffs of Castlewood park. I hope you like it.

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The heartbeat of trees

A while ago I read the book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben and I have to admit that I don’t remember him saying anything about trees having a heartbeat. While I can’t say that for sure, I found this article tonight a really good read.

The article is entitled “Do trees have a heartbeat?” by Mary Jo DiLonardo over at Mother News Network. The more I learn about trees, the more amazing they seem to be.

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Yellow bird

Reading this article I think reminds me what nature is capable of sometimes. According to the article, it’s a one in a million sighting. Now weather it is, I don’t know but it was also said that only three cardinal birds spotted each year.

The article is entitled “‘An extremely rare phenomenon’: A yellow cardinal, nicknamed ‘Sunny,’ photographed in Florida by over at USA Today. This article also reminds me, I need to get some more bird food.

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Bison

I know I’ve mentioned before that turtles are one of, if not my favorite animals on this planet. Another one however, has been the bison. Again, like turtles, I don’t know why. For some reason one of my earliest recollections from our family vacations has been seeing them as we’ve traveled to various places in the summer.

Anyway, while the video here is short, the story here is a great story of how when human’s put their hearts together, they can do great things for other species. The article today is entitled “ Watch these magnificent bison return to the Badlands (video)by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. Like the Leatherback turtles, they are truly magnificent animals.

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My head in the clouds

It’s funny how sometimes when you just don’t have what you’re looking for, if you’re just patient, it will come to you. So this article today, entitled “Take time to look at the clouds“ by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger was definitely worth the wait. In fact, attached to the article was another article entitled “NASA wants people to look at the clouds“ again by Melissa Breyer. Add to the fact that I work in a rather tall building and that I get some amazing views of the clouds, of course I’m going to participate.

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Bees & planet earth

So yesterday I talked about how I love taking pictures of insects, in particular bees and butterflies. Well, according to the Earthwatch Institute, bees are considered to be the most important living being on the planet.

The article is entitled “The Bee Is Declared The Most Important Living Being On The Planet” over at the Science and Info Blogspot. I think the book I’m still reading, The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson would agree with that statement.

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Insects in the winter

These days it seems that insects are what I’m most enjoying when it comes to nature. In fact, I just took up the hobby of photography with my new(ish) camera, and so insects sort of fell right into my lap as it were.

I’ve been having so much fun taking pictures of bees and butterflies in particular, along with all the flowers in my yard. Of course, I just started doing this a few weeks ago, so I can’t wait till I have a whole summer to do this.

Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Where do insects go in the winter?by Mary Jo DiLonardo Over at Mother News Network. Now of course, my next purchase will be a lense for taking close up shots of all insects. I can’t wait!

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Green Librarian