Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
three deer ` a harry woodpecker ` a beaver ` a woodchuck ` seagulls of course ` chipmunks ` cardinals ` a raven! ` two foxes
The foxes were particularly exciting. I saw one fox seven years ago, but two is special. They were crossing the rt 31 at dusk to get a drink from the lake.
There was also an old covered bridge from the 19th century when the park was a private home. There were names carved into the walls. Lots of hearts with one + one other, and a few slanders mixed in, like "Mike G. is Gay."
Cooperstown is definately a homophobic place. Or at least the tourists are. I kissed my girlfriend on the beach and a fat cow in a waterproof moo moo yelled "This isn't a gay beach!" And so I looked at her and she hid her head in her hands. I kissed her again and the woman yelled "Oh my god! Ew!" But she wouldn't look at me.
Later we went into town to get coffees; we were walking and holding hands and after he passed a man said "up next, the homo show." Very orignal, stranger. Hope you're satisfied with yourself.
The woods were very beautiful, but the mosquitos almost bled us dry. It seemed like there were a million little creeks running under every pile of stones and every fallen tree.
The people at the coffee shop and the general store were friendly though. And in the middle of the town there is a beautiful courtyard. My girlfriend said it looked like the ones in Paris, where there are little courtyards are everywhere. I thought it was especially lovely because there were only three colors--green and gray and black.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Apocolyptic weather is bad for my brain and for my cats, not only because screens are expensive to replace but also because frogs are dying by the millions; species are going extinct every day. According to the amphibian ark :
"Addressing the amphibian extinction crisis represents the
greatest species conservation challenge in the history of humanity. One third to
one half of all amphibian species are threatened with extinction, with probably
more than 120 already gone in recent years."
Habitat destruction is the main cause of amphibian extinction.
But amphibians have special skin; they breathe through their skin. And they also absorb any toxins in water through their skin. And they have tiny bodies that can't handle a lot of poision.