Mid-Winter Break

Although the calendar says otherwise the third week of January always feels like mid-winter to me. Yes, the cold and snow will hang for a few months, maybe more, there is just something about this time that portends a turning point somewhere deep inside.

So today it’s time to take a break and remember that sweet summer air will return again.

Sunrise on the Grasslands

It is easy to feel the connectedness when the sun rises over the vast expanse of grasslands. Getting the opportunity to experience the prairie sunrise is a wonderful opportunity and this project to provide a hut-to-hut experience out in the grasslands is worth supporting.

https://www.americanprairie.org/project/hut-to-hut-system

https://www.americanprairie.org

http://www.explorebigsky.com/infinite-landscape-exhibit-benefits-american-prairie-reserve

The Fungus Among Us

I have always found mushrooms fascinating life forms. Not plant, not animal yet vitally important for the health of both plants and animals. However, they are a bugger to photograph yet I never stop trying.

Paul Stamets wrote a great book on Fungus call Mycellium running and delivered this inserting TED talk several years ago: