Sunday, February 18, 2018

February 18, 2018 - Pattern

Big chill coming for eastern Vancouver Island
Arctic cold front expected to cover area by Saturday night


and come it did:

As the Arctic front doth blow,
with gusts of wind and falling snow
it leaves its patterns in a row
or in a shadow down below.




Friday, February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018 - Imagination



To appreciate and encourage the 'aimless nature' of Cloudspotting, that 'legitimizes doing nothing', click on the TED talk by Gavin Pretor-Pinney, the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society in 2004.  The title of his presentation is Cloudy with a Chance of Joy


Monday, February 12, 2018

February 12, 2018 - Learning

Starlings were ganging up on my friend's suet feeder cage, so she thought of ordering a cover for it to discourage them. The helpful person at the Bird Store, suggested turning the suet cage in an upside down position, while leaving the plastic covering on the top and sides.   We were both thrilled to learn about this, and proceeded to try it out.  There have been no more starling problems in my friend's yard, and it didn't take long for the small birds in my yard to catch on, or up.  They often feed like this, anyway. We can call this a valuable learning experience :)  The added bonus, is that the plastic still attached to the top and sides acts as rain protection.

I have hitched my cage to a branch, temporarily with bungee cords.  I love bungee cords ... they are so versatile.  


February 18, 2018 - Pattern

Big chill coming for eastern Vancouver Island Arctic cold front expected to cover area by Saturday night and come it did: As the A...