Monday, November 12, 2007

Early and Late Fall Pictures

Shagbark hickory (Carya ovata, one of the few trees I can identify by the bark) in October.

View from the bedroom window at the end of the day. Yes, it's a blurry picture, it's through the window. If you click and enlarge it's still blurry, but you can see that the sky is absolutely filled with geese. Landing, grazing in the corn stubble, swooping over the house and honking, this has been a fall full of Canadian geese.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Well, I still have a couple articles on climate change in the Great Lakes and sustainable development to finish for my part time job, but I did manage to read a wonderful children's book. I steered myself away from Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan because I thought it was going to be like a made-for-tv movie. Wrong - it's the most deceptively simple and beautiful bit of writing I've read for a long time. Check out the review at The Newbery Project.