gale force winds – power outages

Readers: I have not deserted my blog. We have had several days now of gale force winds that were so bad ferry sailings were canceled. We have had rolling power blackouts and it seems no sooner that I’m online then the power goes out again.

Cell Phones Interfere with Critical Care Hospital Equipment

While on vacation I visited a family member in hospital and was surprised when nursing staff requested that my companions’ cell phones be turned off and not used in the hospital room so they did not interfere with equipment. Today I took note of a related report in Science Daily. According Dutch research published in…

Anna Jarvis created Mother’s Day and then tried to abolish it

The second Sunday in May is set aside in the United States to celebrate mothers. There is also a Mother’s Day celebration in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan, and Belgium. England’s “Mothering Sunday,” similar to Mother’s Day, is also called Mid-Lent Sunday and it is observed on the…

Up Close and Personal: A Hummingbird Visit

While sitting on my deck yesterday a rufous hummingbird got up close and personal with me. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of seeing a hummingbird zipping, hovering in place or dart quickly among plants. Despite their tiny size they’re quite feisty little creatures. The hummingbird that checked me out may have been attracted to…

Gardener’s Guide to Global Warming

As you are well aware, global warming is one of the most important issues facing our world right now. I thought you may be interested in this. The National Wildlife Federation has just released The Gardener’s Guide to Global Warming. This report include solutions, education, action items and much more. If you suppport these types…