2015/04/22

in praise of the dead

Filed under: dead,fauna,trees — WmX @ 08:33
snag in Cook forest

Standing dead trees are an important resource for the living.

But a dead tree, contrary to popular perception, has a plus side. Called a snag, it plays host to a variety of insects, fungi, spiders, and other small native creatures of the woodland; a variety of mammals, including flying and gray squirrels, raccoons, and others; and, surprisingly, about eight-five species of birds in North America. In a forest, at least, maturity and deadwood are relative terms.–Robert Halma, “The Lehigh Valley: A Natural and Environmental History”

 
Excellent article on dead trees, see: “Praise the Dead: The Ecological Values of Dead Trees” by George Wuerthner

2015/04/02

tooth and claw

Filed under: dead,fauna — WmX @ 10:48
Turdus migratorius

winter didn’t end soon enough for this American Robin

2015/03/29

Bass fishing in the afterlife?

Filed under: culture,dead — WmX @ 09:45

casket display

Big box stores have not gotten into the long box business. Around 7000+ people die everyday in the US, is that not enough of a market to interest the kings of retail?
Selling caskets would be a downer, depressing the sale of premium outdoor gas grills?



Micropterus salmoides

What message to send off with the loved one?
When this purchase comes it is not an easy day. Bypass this store, green burial is an option.

2015/01/09

country litter

Filed under: dead,fauna,flora — WmX @ 00:41
no sure of the story here beyond dead

not sure of the story here beyond dead

2013/12/29

Empty rooms

Filed under: change,dead,signs — WmX @ 15:03

offices of the Hook
also the name of a John Mayall album

2013/09/26

RIP

Filed under: change,dead,friends — WmX @ 10:41

hook hallway
last edition of the Hook

Spencer and McNair
Goodle days. The long goodbye.


out of chaos, a product that you could hold in your hand


recognized by peers


where will they resurface, what will they write?


Enduring thanks to journalists Lisa Provence, Courteney Stuart, Dave McNair and Hawes Spencer

2013/02/14

Valentine’s Day

Filed under: change,dead,friends — WmX @ 00:10

PLB photo by Chip Mitchell
Hearts full of love and sadness.

2013/01/21

didelphis virginiana

Filed under: dead,fauna — WmX @ 08:37

opossums
The possum shed

2012/06/06

Odocoileus virginianus

Filed under: damage,dead,fauna,traffic — WmX @ 12:36

dead baby
Franklin Street. Still waiting for those pedestrian provisions.

2012/04/11

Odocoileus virginianus

Filed under: dead,fauna — WmX @ 08:52

Silent herd

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