March 22, 2015 – World Water Day


Notes for today: Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a Netflix movie watched while today’s photos and videos uploaded. As usual, there was trash at various points in today’s walk. Some of it was picked up and “disposed of”. Hopefully none of it will end up in the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean. Cold and wind at the reservation, but also sunny. Jasper was mildly frenetic in the Coyote Woods, meaning that coyotes were there recently. And he did his usual thing on his favorite stinky spot. No birds to speak of. The Sun eventually started to go down and caused temperatures to drop quickly, resulting, as usual, in ice forming in the small, shallow pools of water along the path. The explanation for these tilted photos is an Accidental Naturalist mystery. This might also be a new king of failure in a camera that is almot 1.5 years old, that is also failing from the cold’s effect on internal gears, causing it to turn off from “LENS ERROR”s.

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Link of the day: World Water Day, because water is important.

Book of the day: The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water “The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth, “molecular water,” fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that’s where most of the planet’s water is found. Unlike most precious resources, water cannot be used up; it can always be made clean enough again to drink—indeed, water can be made so clean that it’s toxic. Water is the most vital substance in our lives but also more amazing and mysterious than we appreciate. As Charles Fishman brings vibrantly to life in this surprising and mind-changing narrative, water runs our world in a host of awe-inspiring ways, yet we take it completely for granted. But the era of easy water is over. ”

Song of the Day: Cool Water – The Sons Of The Pioneers, 1947 Water has been a thing for a long time. Listen to 11 hours of babbling brooks and flowing water.

Fresh Pond Reservation Photo of the Day: Jasper is at the bottom of the tree and the raccoon near the top, and both are across the path from Post0509.

Dog of the Day: Pele

Video of the day:

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