Archive for the ‘Parks’ Category

Plaster bees & spring

So I’d been at my new library job for exactly one week when I was told to take off the next two weeks, thankfully though I’m getting paid. I’m no longer a legal librarian but a medical librarian and with all that’s going on at hospitals, it’s really no surprise.

Since I have lots of time off, I’ve been taking lots of pictures and this is one of my latest. It’s a plaster bee over at one of our local parks, Powder Valley Nature Center but unfortunately, I don’t know what time of flower it is. I’ll need to do a little research on that. If I haven’t said it before, I just love bees. Anyway, enjoy!

PowderValleyBee

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Beauty in the unlikeliest of places

So the picture I’m posting tonight is one I took just a few days ago out at Castlewood State Park. To me it’s one of those pictures where it may not look beautiful when you first come up to it but, upon further reflection, there is beauty in this tree.

BurntTree

I guess it goes back to the old saying, beauty’s in the eye of the beholder. To me, it is beautiful.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Yellowstone National Park or ecosystem

This is a video that I just came across recently but it’s actually from several years ago and it’s a perfect example of how I believe that in nature when you upset one piece of the pie, the rest of the pie is upset as well.

The story/video is entitled “How Wolves Change Rivers – video by GrrlScientistover at The Guardian. It’s really a quite amazing video and I must admit I learned a lot about how just the wolves in Yellowstone affect the whole park.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Photography & kids

So last night I went to hear Missouri Department of Conservation photographer Noppadol Paothong speak at Powder Valley Nature Center. I not only learned a few things about nature photography, it also reiterated once again, that one of the best things I did for my kids was take them to several of the parks around town.

Towards the end of his talk, he talked about how he took his daughter out on one of his adventures and that he realized how lucky she was to see nature in all it’s beauty. It made me realize my kids were too.

The event was called “MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong to add encore presentation Feb 20 at Powder Valley Nature Center“. The best thing is, he’s speaking again tonight and I can definitely say, it was well worth the time.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Parks

So it’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted. That’s mostly in large part just because of  work and life, not necessarily in that order. That said, the other thing I’ve been able to do is go out on my own and take pictures, all in some of the local parks where I live.

So tonight’s article is about someone else, also from St. Louis, whose doing that though on a much bigger level. The article is entitled “St. Louis man on a mission to visit all 419 national parks will finish at Arch.

While I doubt I’ll ever get the chance to go to all 419 national parks, I’ll at least continue to visit those here in the area and perhaps some in northern Minnesota, where our family cabin is.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Leaves

Tonight’s article comes from an author I’ve read many times before and while is only partly about leaves, leaves are something I dearly miss these days. After the last of our four big trees came down recently, They’re like missing a dear friend.

The article is entitled “McClellan: Giving thanks for falling leaves” by Bill McClellan over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. While I still miss the leaves, there are plenty of things in nature to be thankful for.

One of those actually happened today with my middle child and my mom. They were out at the Wildlife Rescue Center today, getting a gift for one of my nieces when he said to my mom, I remember when dad to use to bring us out around here. That’s a gift that is truly priceless.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

Peace and quiet, this new years eve

I don’t normally post on a Sunday, because by the end of  the day, I’m exhausted. I have my kids most weekends and I usually need this time to recover. With new years falling on a Sunday this year however, they are with their mom this Sunday.

So as I was cleaning house this afternoon, I came across this article entitled “The Noise Within” by Meghan O’Rourke over in the New York Times Style Magazine. Talk about an appropriate article for this time of year.

Happy New Year!

   

Green Librarian