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  • Ivory-billed Woodpecker not extinct!

    David Pescovitz over at BoingBoing writes about the rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker:: After more than sixty-years, a rare bird believed to have been extinct has been spotted in the Big Woods of Arkansas. A kayaker first reported seeing the ivory-billed woodpecker last year. Scientists have since spotted the bird several times and even caught […]

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  • Columbine

    One of my favorite wild flowers… a native with really delicate foliage and a very interesting flower. Very good for attracting the first spring hummingbirds. Technorati Tags: Native Gardening, Native Landscaping, Native Wildflowers, Natural, Columbine, Wild flowers

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  • Our oil-based life coming to an end

    The Guardian has an excellent story on the early arrival of peak oil production: The end of oil is closer than you think: Oil production could peak next year, reports John Vidal. Just kiss your lifestyle goodbye The one thing that international bankers don’t want to hear is that the second Great Depression may be […]

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  • Conversations

    I’m housesitting for my brother this week so I’m just a half mile from my sister’s house. I went down yesterday and ended up staying for dinner and then a nice long conversation which started off on the topic of god/morality/family values. Essentially my brother-in-law was thinking out loud about the role of religion and […]

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  • Jacob’s Ladder

    Also known as Polemonium reptans, now blooming on this quiet little hillside in Missouri. These are the days that I close out the rest of the world. Peace and quiet, birdsong and small purple flowers. Technorati tags: nature, wild flowers, gardening Technorati Tags: Gardening, nature, Wild flowers

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  • Of blogging and gardening

    Wow. Guess I’ve been on some sort of blog vacation. Not sure why really. I suppose I just have not wanted to post. Life goes on and the planet spins days and nights. I’ve been outside alot watching the plants begin to slowly grow and the frogs wake up. I’ve put out a layer of […]