Beautiful Kingfisher

Nancy, you’ve put up a challenge I can’t resist today: “Birds.” Since you’ve posted a hummingbird shot, I won’t. Instead, I’ll share a photo of a belted kingfisher that I took several years ago. On my way back from watching some fishing birds, egrets and herons, I happened to look up. There at the end […]

via A Photo a Week: Birds…belted kingfisher — This, that and the other thing

Late Winter Beauty – March’s ‘Lion’ brings sunny skies

If you live in Central Ontario, you know that winter doesn’t really end with the arrival of March.  I remember a May 2-4 weekend that was spent looking out the window at a wicked winter storm ravaging newly emerged leaf buds and shocked daffodils. I’ve learned long ago to enjoy what winter brings, good and otherwise, for as long as she decides to hang around.

I cherish living in a wooded, rural locale that affords me the enjoyment of all 4 seasons: I wouldn’t trade it for any other clime!

Scientists Fear Climate Change Is Killing the Arctic’s Reindeer — TIME

Researchers working in Arctic Russia have expressed their concerns that thousands of reindeer could die this year as a result of global climate change. About 20,000 reindeer starved to death in 2006 and another 61,000 in 2013, according to a recent study. In these cases, heavy rains caused by low levels of sea cover and…

via Scientists Fear Climate Change Is Killing the Arctic’s Reindeer — TIME 

We are killing everything on the planet – 60% of all species expected to disappear by the early 2020s according to WWF.  It’s a very sad world, a world becoming more sterile, colourless, less diverse.  What will be left for the next generation to gaze at in wonder?