Saturday, June 23, 2007

only a whisper away from Vermont Yankee

If you just turn your head a tad, you can see our nuclear power plant sitting in the most beautiful part of the river. Now our prezident wants more nuclear plants cuz they are so clean. Hey, what's a hundred thousand year half life? And the atom is so frisky.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Monday, June 4, 2007

Ruffed Grouse Gray Adult

He was strutting next to our car. I finally got out and interacted with him. I was clearly the object of his desire~

Ruffed Grouse display is a series of accelerating muffled thumps, produced by beating wings rapidly while standing, that sound like a distant motor starting (this low-pitched "drumming" is often felt rather than heard).

Both sexes give clucking notes and higher squeal when alarmed.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

toady went to market for a cuppa tea

After much urging Mik took this picture.
She is the larger of the two and he never comes up to breath.
She gulps air and darts back under the root-beer colored water.
Those are eggs trailing behind her. It's the mystery of life.
She tried to get under our canoe, we kept moving so we wouldn't crush them.
It was tense, very tense.
Frogy came a courting, he did come oh ya.

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