June 28, 2003

A man, a storm, a book

"Isaac’s Storm" - the devastating hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas in 1900 - is the most fascinating book I have ever read about a weather event. Perhaps that's because it is not about the event, per se, but about the entire mix of science, sociology, history, politics, humanity and the incredible hubris of the times.
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They shoot lorikeets, don't they?

This morning Daphne crept up on a robber in our front yard [Bondi Beach, Australia], plundering honey from our Grevellia tree. She shot. Here's the result.
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June 24, 2003

Nobody here but us cows!

"Shhhh... we're bird listening." "Gesssh... you're right Belle, not too smart. . . You mean bird watching, don't you buddy?"
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June 17, 2003

Mr. Fox went out on a. . .

. . . chilly morn . ..well not that chilly. But this little grey fox was standing in the driveway when I opened the front door. For at least half my life I never saw a fox, except maybe...
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June 15, 2003

Daphne revisits Lorikeets in rainbow color!
(plus Dom, telegraphy, Marconi and God)

Just got this wonderful web page and pictures from Daphne long with a brief note: An update on the lorikeets. They are now daily guests in our garden, and will continue to visit as long as the honey-laden flowers last....
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June 12, 2003

Of lorikeets, dx20s, imacs and banksia, Daphne and Dom

Nope, I didn't take those pictures and no these birds can't be found around here, except maybe in pet stores. But apparently they're rather common in Sydney, Australia where my friends Dom and Daphne live. Daphne took these pictures...
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June 05, 2003

Beach swallows and going beyond paper

For a long time I have wanted to try to do something that took more advantage of this medium - or, I should say, this multimedium. Today I took my first small step, combining my experiences at the beach with...
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June 03, 2003

Brief, surpringly comprehensive, and nicely done

I really like this book! I bought it for Bren on a whim one day when I was shopping for birthday presents at Partners Village Store in Westport, but when I bought it I didn't know what a gem it...
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