I have watering stations throughout my backyard to keep my honey bees hydrated. Yesterday one of the bees overshot the mark and landed in the middle of a bird bath. Drowning is a leading cause of death among my bees. I scooped him up with a spoon and placed him on the edge where heContinue reading “Saving One Honey Bee”
When I Google “twivelist”, I get, did you mean ” travelist”. There is no “question mark” from Googgle—so I take offense with this, as if the search machine is saying, “there is no term “twivelist,” you have made a typo. But the first dozen entries on Google acknowledge my website, http://twivelist.com , so we’re friends.Continue reading “Twivelist”
The weather is out of balance in a big way this winter. In California we have too much sunshine—my close-up of a sunset—and no rain while back East and in the Midwest it is a freezer box. Unfortunately, today marks the longest drought in California in over 40 years. We are in a state ofContinue reading “Weather is Out of Balance”
My beloved 49ers almost pulled it off yesterday…the key being “almost.” So, I am posting a photo I took of a mourning dove, known for locating nests in the worst places (akin to a poorly thrown pass)…like in a pot hanging on my outside garage wall about five feet from the ground.
This January morning I took a photo of a camellia in my California backyard blooming about 45 days earlier than normal, but this is not a normal year. We are in the midst of a drought. If you look closely, the green leaves are coated with grit that in past years was washed off byContinue reading “The Warning of Early Beauty”
I’m saying goodbye to an old friend, “periodical.” I used the word last night and it came out funny and outdated. I read “periodicals,” but the term is too general and from another, I guess, period. Better to say “magazines” and “newspapers.” “Periodical” is like Latin, written, not spoken, unless you are some pompous scholarContinue reading ““Periodical”…Passe”
I was on the sofa surfing the net when I noticed that our 8-month old dog, Molly, had turned herself into a statue peering out a window. She didn’t move for ten minutes and might have gone longer save for me stumbling to get my camera so I could capture her studying life in theContinue reading “Focus”
Compassion fatigue is a symptom of over exposure to grim realities and the subject of today’s twivel at my site: http://twivelist.com .
Politics is a ping pong game played by gorillas and the Christie Bridge Scandal (CBS) is game-on. Today in his annual state of the state address, Gov. Christie of New Jersey apologized again for the CBS debacle–this was a defensive lob. What else could he say? Opponents have hit back by calling for probes, notContinue reading “Political Ping Pong in Jersey”