Summer Waxing Grandchildren Moon
OK. This will be last of this. But. Kate reminded me of her surgery on June 30th. Which preceded preparation for and the arrival and stay of Jon, Jen, Ruth and Gabe followed then, as I said yesterday, by our too inclusive preparations for the Woollys. No wonder I wore out yesterday. Let my prop it up and keep going inner coach have the day off. Better rested and more clear-eyed today. Ready for ancient Rome.
These two paragraphs came my way in the last two days. Their conjunction speaks for itself.
“Speaking of heat, NOAA reports that June was the hottest month in recorded history, worldwide. That is the fourth
month in a row of record warmth for planet Earth. June also marked the 304th consecutive month “with a global temperature above the 20th century average.” The last month with below-normal temperature worldwide? February, 1985. 2010
temperatures from January to June were the warmest ever recorded for both land and ocean temperatures, worldwide. Stay tuned.”
Check out Paul’s blog startribune.com/pauldouglas
(I imagine it’s photoshopped, but still…)
Mark Odegard found this quote in a book he’s reading about walking with caribou:
Henry Beston in the beginning of book.
“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of wild animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creatures through the glass of knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken a form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, greatly err, For the animal shall not be measured by man, In a world older and more complex than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethrern, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”