Archive for August, 2011

Mutts — The Official Site for Mutts Comics — Earl, Mooch and pals — Patrick McDonnell


Mutts — The Official Site for Mutts Comics — Earl, Mooch and pals — Patrick McDonnell.

It’s official. Word pond is on vacation. Be back in September. ~ yours truly, df

Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline / A Longhouse Birdhouse



A Longhouse Birdhouse.

Today’s Haiku (August 22, 2011) (via Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi))

風の出て花野いちめん浮き上がる  鷹羽狩行 kaze no dete hanano ichimen ukiagaru

a wind starts
one sheet of flowering field
floats up

Shugyo Takaha
Fay Aoyagi, translation

from “Haiku Techõ Aki 2011” (Haiku Notebook Autumn 2011), a supplement to ‘Haiku,’ a monthly haiku magazine, August 2011  Issue, Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan, Tokyo Fay’s Note:  ‘hanano’ (“flowering field” or “field of flowers”) is an autumn ki … Read More

via Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

Stevie Ray Vaughan / Little Wing

Covers, yet nevertheless, Stevie Ray Vaughan carves his own inestimable path. ~ yours truly, df

Dragonfly Dreams / Red Dragonfly

The dragon-fly,
It tried in vain to settle
On a blade of grass.

— Basho, translated by R. H. Blyth

Dragonfly Dreams « Red Dragonfly.

A true labor of love, these gleanings of haiku, tanka, haibun, art, photographs, a video . . .  and three haiku by ~ yours truly, df

In Focus / photographs from The Atlantic

A coyote walks in Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming, on August 11, 2011.
(Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

“Most animals live their lives independently of us, but they dwell in habitats that we shape profoundly. Gathered below are images of animals in the news from the past several weeks, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers.”

Kitchencat / a cartoon a day

A Longhouse Birdhouse

I surely would have missed this cartoon and the rest of the sculptor Robert Schelling’s if I hadn’t been over at the poet and publisher Bob Arnold’s Birdhouse today. You can subscribe to both, as I have, and get  a little cartoon with your Birdhouse. Like word pond, they’re FREE, as a bird! ~ yours truly, df

Issa’s Untidy Hut: 90 Frogs – karma tenzing wangchuk



Issa’s Untidy Hut: 90 Frogs – karma tenzing wangchuk.

Same-Sex Finch Couples Form Strong Bonds | Surprising Science



Same-Sex Finch Couples Form Strong Bonds | Surprising Science.

Deep Green Resistance – Strategy to Save the Planet Part 1 of 7