All in good time.
As Leopold noted toward the end of his life: â€œConservation is a state of harmony between men and land. By land is meant all of the things on, over or in the earth. Harmony with the land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish the right hand and chop off his left. That is to say, you cannot love game and hate predators; you cannot conserve the waters and waste the ranges, you cannot build the forest and mine the farm. The land is one organism. â€¦ The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: â€˜What good is it?â€™ â€
“The nation behaves well when it treats the natural resources as assets, which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.”–Teddy Roosevelt
â€œLeave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.â€ — Teddy Roosevelt
Iâ€™ve added a button to â€˜likeâ€™ any entry next to the heading for that particular entry. Iâ€™ve also added Facebook based comments. (I donâ€™t access your Facebook data.)
Watch for Geminid meteors peaking 12/13-14.
Today is the earliest sunset of the year. (Yes, two weeks before the solstice!) Each day from now until next June, the sun will set a little later.
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happy Full Corn Moon, everybody! (Technically, early the Sept 23rd, but watch it rise 9/22, as well.)
Happy "Sturgeon" Moon, everybody. (Full 8/24/10 at 11:05 am MDT [*])
â€œFull Moon occurs on the 25th at 9:37 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Julyâ€™s Full Moon is popularly known as the Hay Moon or Thunder Moon, and the latter name seems particularly appropriate this year.â€ The Sky This Week, 2010 July 20 – 27
â€œAnd forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.â€ Kahlil Gibran