Sunday, August 1, 2010

Trip into the Woods..

The family and I went to Wadsworth falls State Park, with the dog. The water level was low and the entrance fee, high. 9 bucks for residents, 15 for non residents. Another brilliant idea by the Governor to help pay the debt with out raising the taxes on corporations and very wealthy citizens.....but I digress

The only fauna we saw were humans hiking,swimming and biking and their dogs. We even met another Pug to Django's delight.I did hear a hawk in the distance and Duncan told me he had seen a Toad on the path.

But the Flora was wonderful. I saw wild Trillium, Blood root Arrowroot and Solomon Seal. The great thing about having a dog, is the little poop bags one can use to smuggle a few samples of these little beauties out for my own garden....I even tossed in some bracken for good measure. I couldn't believe that the wild Trillium was in bloom!

Another great thing about the hike, always take a Pug with you they pant so loud that no one can hear your own Huffing and puffing....

I learned today that I am in PITIFUL shape and despite all the pain going up and heat on the way down I enjoyed my time with the family outside immensely! It reminded me of the many many hours spent as a child in the woods with my twin Brother Ian, chasing after my Grand-Dad in the woods of Nova Scotia (although where he took us rarely had a path.) It made me think that I need too do this more often and pass this knowledge on to the kids, and so my Grandfather lives on.

So take it from me and if you haven't been out side in Nature do so soon, after all, 9 dollars is really worth it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The First Discovery

Welcome fellow members of the Scientific Community & Private Citizens with the curiosity for the Undiscovered.

Over the next few month's I will present some insight too the strange discovery of a whole new world of creatures this industrail age has produced, Or perhaps an amazing discovery of adaption. I have been collecting these "marvels" when I can get them and will do an a unvieling at the Gathering my Colleague Dr. Grymm has planned, the Experimental Steampunk symposium in July.

My Theory is a simple one. I believe that Fairies do indeed exist... but not as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle supposed. I do not believe they still have the form one see in childrens books. I believe they are amoungst us successfully hidden as say the Peppered Moth 's darker version is during this Industrial age, or maybe as disguise like a Hermet crab my use to blend in with its surrounding recycling others species cast off to blend in with it's surroundings...Perhaps a bit of both. I am still researching....I have booked passage on the air ship the Wayward Zypher, (Dare I say my very own H.M.S Beagle), too go and collect more secimens to support my Theory.

I will report as often as I can and hope not to run into any pirates.

Till my next entry, I remain your servant,

Noel G. Coonce-Ewing