Sunday, May 5, 2013

Human Nature: Busyness

Ah, it strikes all of us from time to time, eh? Too much busyness...

My busyness is partially caused by my closing in on the final chapters of my next novel--which is loosely based on my experiences with Greenpeace (thanks for asking). 

So this seems like a good time for a little hiatus from blogging, while my focus is elsewhere for a while. I'll keep visiting those of you who blog, and will pop up here again one of these lovely days.

Thanks for visiting!

Pat

by tpsdave

Friday, April 19, 2013

Weekend Haiku & Limericks


Your challenge: write a haiku or limerick featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: tree guards, beavers, wetlands, or something from Monday's nature quote. Feel free to mine the comments, too.

Post your haiku or limericks in the comments, below. Remember the pattern of a haiku is:

First, 5 syllables,
the second line has seven.
And 5 at the end.

A limerick is a wee bit more complicated. Here's one description.

Kindly post your haiku or limerick in the comments, below.



  

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Who dunnit?

I bet that during your rambles, you've seen these plastic sleeves surrounding tree seedlings, and I bet you know what they're for:
Oooh, nice red fishnet stockings!


Not only are those fishnet stockings glamourous, they also protect the young trees from small critters like rabbits and squirrels. 

Now say you're walking along a trail and you come across these:





What do you suppose these big cages are guarding these big trees from? Sasquatch? 

This picture might give you a hint:

Or this one:


Have you ever seen the beasties who treat big trees like chew toys?

(These photos taken at Smith and Bybee Lakes wetland, Portland, Oregon.)


Thanks for the ramble, Randy & Bobert!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Weekend Haiku & Limericks

Your challenge: write a haiku or limerick featuring one of the subjects discussed here in the past seven days: happiness, or something from Monday's nature quote. Feel free to mine the comments, too.

Post your haiku or limericks in the comments, below. Remember the pattern of a haiku is:

First, 5 syllables,
the second line has seven.
And 5 at the end.

A limerick is a wee bit more complicated. Here's one description.

Please post your haiku or limerick in the comments, below.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Human Nature: How to be Happier

Hey, a little down at the mouth? Tired and bored of the same ol' same ol'? Spice things up, bubbala! Make yourself happier by doing something ... maybe something like:


You'll have to visit
Betsy's blog
to get the story on this.
~ Making and deploying a seed bomb (or ten)

~  Posting a message for time travelers who come to  your town. Here's one from Duvall, Washington. While you're visiting that link, you might want to read other posts by Betsy, because she is a day-brightener. 

~ So is Murr Brewster.

~  Go letterboxing.

~ Read a good book (suggestions in the comments section, please!) I just finished The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt and The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch, both of which I recommend.

~ Take a hike. (Of course!)


G'wan! Start your own personal happiness revolution!