Tuesday, December 26, 2006

8th Wonder?

The Palm Jumeirah off Dubai, UAE. A persian-gulf created island with housing available.
Interesting that a culture which has always respected and conserved water would consider living around water that is undrinkable!
There is a tiny oil tanker near center-left which gives perspective on the size of this creation.

Monday, December 04, 2006


Marker trees maybe used by indians to find their way through the forest. They don't point in a particular compass direction, but rather may indicate the way to an encampment or shelter. These are in central Missouri US , but apparently are evident in Canada as gleaned from the following:

"Those who went ahead
of us in the forest
bent the early trees
so that they grew to signals;

the trail was not among the trees but
the trees

and there are some who have dreams
of birds flying in the shapes
of letters; the sky's
and dream also
the significance of numbers (count
petals of certain flowers)"

Excerped from "Paths and Thingscape" by Margaret Atwood (a Canadian author)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Big Al and Sprig

Don't know if the feathers out of sprig's head are genetic adaptations to a smooth profile or not. Perhaps just an effort to add variety to the species!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Chilly Swimming

Duck pond in fall.
Think I can find a warmer place to swim.

Time passes . . .

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Geometric Wispy

Neat fractal; some kind of diaphanous explosion.

Art from stacey's page

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Sprig may be the sentinel
Who knows what danger?

Dreams of sonic wings

Monday, August 14, 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

For Mr. Patton

This is not one of my fractals, but demonstrates the result.

I have only a quote to offer:

"When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?"

by Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, July 10, 2006

Onward and upward

Same trio after 3 months. Big al in the middle (male) , small girl on the left , and princess at back with a sprig of feather out of her head (don't know what gender but seems more male than small girl)- we'll see when eggs begin appearing.
I hope to get better quality renderings for next.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Looking for the space between words; the pause before the mockingbird selects his next offering. . .

Peace lies in the interval between breaths and the lack of thought between thoughts.

The lake seems placid today. A haiku koan might bring serenity

(art by inka essenhigh) thank e

Monday, May 22, 2006

So Once Again

Week-old rouen ducks. When fully fledged they will have irradescent green heads and look somewhat like a mallard.
Unfortuantely there is absolutely no way to tell them apart, save small size differences, so they will have to remain nameless for the time being.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


I've always liked this view of southern Utah, USA in the spring. I'm trying to match the color of the sky with my blog background but haven't quite done it yet as is evident. There is an area near here where tribolites can be found. They are some of the oldest lifeforms on earth. Early Permian, I believe.