Monday, February 28, 2011

Haiku -- love

I'm new to this group
I cut "found haikus" from books
Here's one about love

My found haiku reads:

a shared enterprise
more than they can imagine
special thanks are due

originally published in Haiku Art

Photo du jour

signs of spring

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Photo du jour

Ross seal

This sweet little guy was a  l-o-n-g way from his usual home, deep in the pack ice of Antarctica.  Most of our naturalists had never seen a Ross seal (an article I found on the net claims that until the 1970s fewer than 100 people had ever seen one!).  Apparently his ice floe went for a sail and he came along. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Photo du jour

crabeater seal

They don't really eat crabs, just krill, tiny shrimp-like critters.  But early sailors and explorers noted the red stains on their fur and thought crab.  And apparently once a species is named, even erroneously, that's it forever.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Photo du jour

OK, friends, I've been saving the best for last.  There is nothing on earth so adorable as a penguin, except when they're performing projectile excretion.  We had the pleasure of seeing many, many, many penguins in Antarctica, up very close and personal.

gentoo penguin chick

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Photo du jour

killer whales

The researchers have just used a crossbow to place a satellite transmitter tag on the dorsal fin of one of the whales; with luck it will stay attached  for several weeks and allow them to track the group's travels.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Photo du jour

killer whales

Four curious whales approaching the zodiac boat of the whale researchers.