A creative family on 29th St. Drive SE decorated an old Stump over a period of months. The stump even survived the first round of construction and then, had to go. It’s kind of sad because the stumps livened up our drives to and from work. So, here is a memory lane and thanks to […]
We like opossums and are always happy to see one shuffling off when we startle it after dark. This amazing animal gets too little respect and appreciation by people who consider them dirty, stupid, and ugly. They are just the opposite! Opossums are doing something right. They’re survivors who have been on the planet far […]
Much of our heat at Winding Pathways comes from our two woodstoves. We love the cozy warmth given by our stoves but there’s more to it than just heat. The wood we burn comes from trees that snatched carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the past 100 years. Photosynthesis transformed carbon and water into wood, […]
The United States seems to have one storm season followed by another. The year starts with blizzard threats and then transitions into tornado season. That’s followed by hurricane season until blizzards again become possible in late fall. Many people have prepared for loss of utilities caused by a huge storm. They have food, water, and […]
Nearly everyone who feeds birds across the eastern United States enjoys luring the black capped chickadee, white breasted nuthatch, downy woodpecker, goldfinch, and cardinal to the yard. All are fascinating nonmigrating birds of deciduous forests and suburbia. We love all these birds but especially enjoy the tufted titmouse. The titmouse also loves living in suburban […]
To: Robert Dix, Brad Duggan, and Lisa Henderson (all helped us with photovolotaic) What we’ve learned from our PV System This week our photovoltaic system has given us a great learning opportunity. We’ve now had several crystal clear days and the envision monitoring system clearly shows the electric production hour per hour. It’s […]
A collection of labyrinths I visited and walked across the country in 2016.