Aren’t cat tails cool! They fold over themselves, layer upon layer. When you see this, you could invent a tradition of basket- and mat-making, and could build houses out of rushes and […]
Seeing in the Dark
The poet Goethe argued that colour is formed by the boundaries between light and darkness. He argued that it was possible to see in the dark — that colour (or light) were […]
The Humans are Insane
Why Do Geese Have Long Necks? It’s because of alfalfa fields in ancient lake bottoms that drifted into gentle curves in post-glacial winds. It used to be that Canada Geese travelled south […]
Forget Summer Sunsets
Go for the winter ones! Poplars Under the Eye of the Snow And, five minutes later … Darkness helps.
The Beauty and Presence of Trees
I love trees. No one has yet explained why they do what they do, or how, but just look at them doing it! There are intellectual tools for analyzing them down through […]
Seeing in the Dark with Magpies
Sacred trees are everywhere at this time of year! Here’s another one: Magpie Nest in a Choke Cherry Tree This one you can get inside for a view up into the sky […]
Move Over Partridges and Pear Trees!
To make Christmas music, a dehorned weeping willow and a pair of starlings will do … TrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeerrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllllllLLllllllLLLllllllleeeellllllllllll!!!!
The Joy of Asparagus
Today, a story of joy, for Christmas Eve. Today, asparagus. The asparagus that gets sliced off underground in Northern Europe and eaten with yellow potatoes, salt ham and hollandaise sauce (or with […]
That Old Christmas Moon
Long before the world tree holding the stars … Straw Star from Dresden … as well as the planets … Blown Glass Ball from the Ruhr Valley …on its branches, there […]
Some Clarity on Randomness
Randomness is one of the basic principles of contemporary culture. It underlies contemporary models of the universe from the very large (everything in space and time) to the very small (subatomic effects). […]