Archive for August, 2012
Okay, I talked myself into it. I’ve started up a new blog just for my nature stuff: birding, bugs, wandering about aimlessly, and some bad photography to boot. It’s called Birding Daily, and if you like the pics, etc., they’ll be over there. I may migrate some old stuff over there, too. Meanwhile, Peripatetic Praxis will be reserved for philosophical-type musings.
Since I worked most of the summer (for a change…and for [pocket] change), I didn’t get out as much as I would have liked. We participated in a friendly birding contest in June — who could see the most species in a single county. We picked Delaware Co., PA, and came up with 77 (not enough to win, but not too bad). We had a little time in Cape May, where we split our time between birding and beaching.
On the philosophy front, I worked pretty steadily on a book that I hope will be finished by New Year’s Day. And I taught (and taught).
I also lost a few pounds, but need to keep it going.
In all, not a bad summer.
Now, for some recent pics. [I am thinking of starting a new blog: Eric’s Bad Birding Blog. What do you think?]
First up, a veritable plethora of Tricolored Herons…well, five, to be exact, but that’s a large number all at once:
Here’s a close-up of two of them:
Here’s a shot of a Tricolored Heron, an immature Little Blue Heron, and a Forster’s Tern:
More bird pics:
Sometimes in nature, like in the rest of life, things do not work out as planned. Here’s a Greater Yellowleg (not a typo):
Sometimes half-a-rack’ll have to do:
Here are a few non-bird pics:
Finally, I love a good juxtaposition (don’t you?):