This always seems to happen.Â There was a major astronomical event yesterday and I was oblivious to it until afterwards.Â It’s the same with the perseid showers most years: if by some miracle I remember they are happening its a really foggy and/or rainy night.
Entries Tagged as 'Nature'
May 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Life
It only seems like a week ago that I was looking out at the trees behind the house and wondering if they were ever going to get leaves this year.Â Â I could still see through the branches to the houses on the other side of Tollgate Hill.Â Â Â Now they are in full leaf and it [...]
February 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Life
Over at the Assistant Blog,Â Jonathan is heaping well-deserved praise in nearly equal quantities upon David Attenborough’s new series Life In Cold Blood and Nancy Banks-Smith’s review of it in the Guardian.
July 6th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Life
One of my little pleasures in life, and a favourite part of my daily routine, is seeing the rabbits on the roundabout near my workplace every morning. The roundabout is on a busy road with buildings all around it and I reckon therefore that its very likely the rabbits live on that roundabout and stay [...]
November 7th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Technology
Since I have been feeling in a bit of an iconoclastic mood lately I thought I would have a small pop at Richard Attnborough. A new series of Planet Earth started this week and as you would expect it is compelling viewing and a remarkable acheivement: a nearly perfect collision of the wonder and majesty [...]
August 26th, 2006 · No Comments · Life
We didn’t see any dolphins…
August 14th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Life
There were times last week when it felt like my holiday destination was actually 1950 rather than Dorset, although to be fair there were some things which were more late 70s. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Don’t we all sometimes look fondly back to simpler times?
June 13th, 2006 · No Comments · Life
Until I saw this story about scientists finding proof of Okapis in the wild in the Democratic Republic of Congo I did not realise they were particularly rare. I think this is because my father is interested in animals and one of my party tricks when I was a precocious child was to identify all [...]
May 24th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Life
One advantage of our current torrential drought, is that you do get some nice rainbows. I snapped this while dodging the rain on the way back from the shops yesterday.
May 22nd, 2006 · No Comments · Life
What a miserable weekend it has been. Much has been said about our current water supply situation, and the word ‘drought’ keeps being used. Looking at the online Chambers dictionary I see that the definition of drought is “a prolonged lack of rainfall” and that does not seem to be very appropriate at the moment. [...]