Tagged Nature

2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get…

And The Most Photogenic Animal in the African Savanna is?


The zebra… “There is a place where the grass meets the sky, and that is the end” -Maasai saying Now you probably wonder, why? or how did you arrive to this conclusion? Well, first as I always say when I begin a post about something that not everybody will agree with, this is my own…

Soreq Cave: A masterpiece of Nature


“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration” -Claude Monet Back in 1987, while living in Israel and working for the George S. Wise institute of Life Science at the University of Tel Aviv, I was invited to spend a weekend of adventure at a Kibbutz in central Israel. My host,…

Jellyfishes: Terrifying Beauties


“From nearly microscopic tinkerbells to golden giants whose bells loom larger than beach umbrellas, you couldn’t dream up more exotic jellies than already exists” -Nora Danes, Jellies Living Art And terrifying they are, particularly if you happen to be swimming in the ocean and finding one or more pulsating their way in the water right…

Seoul, what a Great Surprise!


“One who lives in accordance with nature does not go against the way of things. He moves in harmony with the present moment always knowing the truth of just what to do” -From the Tao Te Ching (the Book of the Way) by Lao Tzu 600-531 B.C. This trip to Seoul, South Korea, was particularly…

The Year of the Tiger*


The largest cat of all. Top of the food chain. One of the most culturally important animals on this planet. But with as few as 3,200 surviving in the wild, the tiger faces extinction by the next Year of the Tiger in 2022. -WWF OK, I know I promised more posts on the giant panda,…

Once in a Blue Moon…


When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -John Muir For the first time I can really say once in a blue moon and really mean what I’m saying…Like many around the world I always thought that blue moon literally meant blue or a…

The Season of the Talking Trees


“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” -Rabindranath Tagore Another interesting feature of living in places with marked seasonal changes is definitively the arrival of winter, and with it what I like to call the “talking trees”. People would say that snow is probably the most fundamental characteristic of winter…

In Harmony with Nature


“There are ancient secrets and lessons hidden in nature. If you seek for guidance, you will discover the truth” –Bobby Lake-Thom Every time I hear someone complain or bash the National Museum of the American Indian I get upset, and frankly it makes me sad. Some of the reasons I’ve heard for the dislike are:…