Tag Archives: animals and nature

sunday internet image: the big guy

Let’s get back to doing the Sunday internet image thing with a big image of a big guy: the Columbian Mammoth. This painting (?) by Carl Buell really gives you a feeling of what it would be like to walk … Continue reading

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new year’s eve in antelopia

Antelopia is my ongoing series of portrait images of taxidermy antelopes.  They represent a lot of things to me: formality, and Western civilization, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the relationship of art to nature.  But mostly they are … Continue reading

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wade in the green water

It’s too cold for wading here in already-wintry Indiana. I don’t really want to write about the news any more, and while work is finally starting to go a little better, I don’t have anything ready to share. But I … Continue reading

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rake leaves, write poems

“Before you reach enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After you reach enlightenment,  chop wood, carry water.” I rake the leaves in the front yard And watch the neighborhood hawk glide hunting from tree to tree. She is chopping wood and … Continue reading

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building thoreau

I’m building a character called Thoreau. Or Darwin or Hawthorn or Melville, or whatever the wonderful Galapagos tortoise at the little zoo in the Park with the Stone Bridge in downtown Kekionga is going to end up being called.  I’m … Continue reading

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meet emerson

You saw one of his feet yesterday, and here is the rest of him.  This is Emerson. Emerson is a Galapagos tortoise, and he lives in a big sunny pen inside the glass house conservatory at the Toledo Zoo.  (He … Continue reading

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who is this?

Hint: it’s not a dinosaur.  Well, not quite.

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photograph without explanation

Quetzalcoatlus northropi with oscillating stand fans.

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hulk-ku for late august

Hulk love cicada. Shells on trees; cicada noise Make end of summer. (Hulk not write real Japan haiku all summer.  This one happen right away.  Hulk proud self.)

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a tiger in the zinnias

One of the classic phone camera butterflies, a tiger swallowtail. This one is old and canny, with notches in his wings. He led me quite a chase, taking 15 minutes in the hot sun and a couple dozen exposures before … Continue reading

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