The Count Has Begun! Anyone can do this. Really. Go to http://gbbc.birdcount.org. We are ALL Citizen Scientists, charged with checking on that canary in the coal mine.

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GBBC

It’s 9:36 AM and here are the Statistics from 2014–and the count has just begun. Watch the world-wide map change from second to second. Be a part of it:

  • Checklists Submitted:
  • 1218
  • Total Species Observed:
  • 1041
  • Total Individual Birds Counted:
  • 71752
 
 

A Love Poem to that Guy Who’s Been Entertaining Me for These Last 45 Years: Not a 420 Character 9 Liner, but, um, maybe I could revise it…? No, better not to mess with tradition.

Hand Holding Heart From Leaves Stock Photo

Like the scientists

who unearthed the richest

deposit of amber

ever

Who found trapped in marbles

of ancient fossilized

tree sap

hundreds

of tiny bouquets of

miniature flowers

in New Jersey*

no less!

I look at you

and see

treasure.

*http://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/30/science/expedition-to-far-new-jersey-find-trove-of-amber-fossils.

NOTHING SAYS “I ♥ YOU” LIKE PANCAKE ♥♥♥

Food & Wine expert Justin Chapple is a Mad Genius.

Pancake hearts ~ airy on the tongue, ambrosial and amorously prepared.  

 eminently scarfable. 

you’ve got breakfast. Or elevensies. Or dinner.

and, get this ~ no cleanup. 

♥ 1drfl. ♥

So, what are you waiting for?

Toni 2/14/14