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Showing posts with label Moose. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Moose. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Smoky Comes to Visit Again



We built a patio to the one side of the house that allows us to watch the birds feed, and some of these pictures I have shown on this site. We found that quite a variety were coming as long.

While the birds still do come, the squirrel population is doing well, as they come to these feeders. It seems to attract our friend Smokey too.



This is a black bear, and you wouldn't know it. My wife shot this photo, as I was talking to her from work. The cub was apparently interested on what was inside the house. Good thing the patio doors were not left open like we usually do.



The interesting thing was the bear was actually coming to the patio window to have a look inside, and at one point actually stood on the house with it's front paws while leaning against it.

This is the little bears second season.

Not fifteen minutes before this little one showed up, my wife seen a Mother bear and her cub. It was obvious that Smoky was causing some distraction for the mother as the cub was chased up a tree.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Wildlife at Home



Yes you may of noticed the date is wrong again on the camera. Every time we take the batteries out for charging, we loose that date. It dawned on me at this moment and wondered if there is another internal battery that retains the time, maybe, dead too? I'll have to look.

Anyway this fellow has been sticking around the last couple of days.

When we first looked at this lot about a year an done month ago today, I noticed a lot of markings that looked like claw marks, were in fact bull moose who rub their racks on the trees and leave these marks.




You'll also notice my work table I set up to do the final work on the outside of the house. I was installing a product called Nailite We did a board and batten around the rest of the house. I am really quite pleased tackling this job for the first time.

I just finished about two days ago, and have been working like heck to finish the jobs around here, while preparing for a trip into the states. My wife, myself with three of our older grandchildren are going for a trip to Disney Land.

We had our youngest granddaughter yesterday(she's sure a sweety) for the night, as my youngest son and his wife are due for twins which will be here not to long after we get back from our trip. She needs the bed rest and she is huge, and my boy is getting run ragged. So we have been extremely busy getting things in order.

The pillars in front of the house will be done when I get back and the backdrop to the front door will have a colonial look which we are trying to keep to a cottage look.



The aggregate walkways around the house were done at the end of May. We are please with how this has turned out. Unfortunately, the snow came before we had a chance to pour them last November, after having readied the forms, and compacted the crush.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Wildlife

Moose (Alces alces)

This was captured outside our garage door by my wife. I happened to be on the other side of the house, when I heard the dogs barking, and my wife telling me to come quick.

Over the years we've viewed many Moose on properties that we had owned, and on other lands.

Unfortunately, we have run into about four over the years with varying degrees of cost to vehicle repairs. The "plus side" is that we have not been hurt in these collisions. Were they unavoidable? Having this country life and going to work at the dark hours have made myself mostly a candidate for such incidents. Weather does dramatically place a part in this, and not being totally observant to the environment would have to be included.

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

This picture is taken from one of the locations my wife feeds the birds. There are about four different types of birds that we have identified.

Evening Grosbeaks(Coccothraustes vespertinus)Yellow are males, females greyer.

These second two pictures are from the second location. At this second location there are other mouths that are being feed that I will put up shortly.

Pine Grosbeak(Pinicola enucleator)Females are gray with two white wing bars. Male is pink to red with two white bars

This little fellow below is a frequent visitor, along with many others who fight over territory amongst the trees. They have learnt to sometimes sit amongst the birds okay, while other times they make it their mission to keep each other from the feed.

American Red Squirrel(Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Understanding Nature

While people even like myself may talk about it, have we really learnt of the differences in the animal world and the characteristics to each of the species? There is something primordial about the animal per say, yet, within context of the groups that they form, how well do we understand it's culture. Would it be wrong to assign such thing as "cultured" when a civilized society would seem more apt to such an expression?

When you spend years with different animals you get to learn some of the things that are unique to them, as well as being the recipient of an animal wrath. Unbeknownst even to them, this primordial call of the wild, will inhibit even the most loyal animal, when it is ready to show it's colours for the opposite sex. I know by not being aware and walking in front of the line the animal paces, I did not realize how a bite on the side could hurt. That was my mistake for underestimating.

So to the mothering instinct of the newborn, that a mother will protect. The very land becomes it's home and being marked, will become the territory of it's babies. How close to that zone, and how much a warning given? After the babies are grown and gone what is it that leaves mothers to believe that they are still protecting their home.



That one would think Horses would show their very nature and we think the males dominant, when the very order is selected by the mare? So too, I would like to fool them when they are young and born to this world that the imprint and betrayal of my size, would have them believe at 1200lbs I could still pick them up. They are always still wary then. But then, that is history. They were sent to their rightful place up north.


See:
  • Our Local Wildlife

  • The History of Magnetic Vision

  • Where Hockey Started, and Horses Live
  • Friday, May 05, 2006

    What Comes Next?

    What Lies Beneath, by Eugene Samuel

    Likewise, if the very fabric of the Universe is in a quantum-critical state, then the "stuff" that underlies reality is totally irrelevant-it could be anything, says Laughlin. Even if the string theorists show that strings can give rise to the matter and natural laws we know, they won't have proved that strings are the answer-merely one of the infinite number of possible answers. It could as well be pool balls or Lego bricks or drunk sergeant majors.


    You might as well famiiarize yourself with Robert Laughlin's, "Self Organization of Matter."

    I mean if you think of micro-seconds and someone saids to you, it just doesn't make sense( what energy scale the model of strings applied?) then one might have trouble accepting the report on colliders for consideration, and how we view the outcome of the universe from that beginning?

    Nice moose picture in there to look at.

    Cycle of Birth, Life, and Death-Origin, Indentity, and Destiny by Gabriele Veneziano

    Was the big bang really the beginning of time? Or did the universe exist before then? Such a question seemed almost blasphemous only a decade ago. Most cosmologists insisted that it simply made no sense - that to contemplate a time before the big bang was like asking for directions to a place north of the North Pole. But developments in theoretical physics, especially the rise of string theory, have changed their perspective. The pre-bang universe has become the latest frontier of cosmology


    Maybe we need a adustment on what we actually thought happenned at the very beginning? Current science writing then needs to reflect what the information is leading us too?

    Quark Soup(Scientific American), is limited then, in what we may think about what happens in those gold ion collisions. The relations, as to what happened cosmologically at the very beginning?

    What are the characteristics of superfluids that we would find the work of Ketterle involved here?

    Berkeley Lab Technology Dramatically Speeds Up Searches of Large DatabasesJon Bashor

    In the world of physics, one of the most elusive events is the creation and detection of “quark-gluon plasma,” the theorized atomic outcome of the “Big Bang” which could provide insight into the origins of the universe. By using experiments that involve millions of particle collisions, researchers hope to find unambiguous evidence of quark-gluon plasma.


    Shouldn't that writing lead us to ponder in our minds the next step?

    A conclusion then about the difficulties upon which thoughts of viscosity with regards to the beginning of that time? The most perfect fluid. A Hydrodynamical calculation then? I am also thinking of the laval nozzle and the back reaction as well.

    You have to forgive me here because it is of some interest that I would like to write, but I would like also to write reasonably and responsibly as well. :)

    Monday, March 07, 2005

    Stretching the Brain

    Pettit shakes a remarkably sturdy film of water onboard the ISS. See the full-length movie: Reel 1, Reel 2.
    "Observations of nature, no matter how seemingly arcane, are like peeling off one more layer from the great onion of knowledge, tickling your imagination with what you have found but always revealing yet another tantalizing layer underneath," says Pettit.
    "I hope we never get to the core." See:Saturday Morning Science

    What strikes me as strange is how we could have percieved the language of branes, with somekind of toy model even though we can't see them. For me as a sideliner, who views the world of these theoreticists, I had to try and make sense of this language they are talking about.

    So I looked for some comparisons and geometrodynamics came into view, but I mean this couldn't have even been fathomable if we say it is hidden ,what the heck does this mean? The dimensional relevance had to be spoken and our visulizations moved beyond the euclidean points to a non euclidean world of metrics realization between these quark to quark measures.

    So in the spirit of Feynmen, how about we use these new features to help us orientate the views of the world that is hidden and help many understand the world contained in the vacuum, that many could never have comprehended?

    Lubos likes Moose horns as a analogy for Feynman path integrals?:)

    Here I would look at Dvali's analogies to move the consideration forward place within context of this post.

    It is part and parcel of the view I am developing, in relation to the geometrical/topological understanding that comes out of the view of how this universe came to be. I know this would quickly align some persepctives in that geometrical consideration. But having viewed Daniel Kabats response how would we describe non conformal geometries that arrive in the spaces Daniel speaks about?

    So any way, here is the new toy model that one should work with, and correspond developing language in relation too GR's developing views along side of the small world we all are trying to capture.

    LQG is successful here in the intersecting bubble technology(simpleces and monte carlo models in representing quantum gravity?), in regards to it's nodes, but how would string theory survive. You had to know that underlying this language is some kind of consistency. String theory represented in the graviton, points to the question for the quantum geometry/topology that will explain this unseen world that has been theorized.

    Quivering, in quark to quark measures are a interesting way in which to see the world theory spaces and not the points. The configurations space would have to explain the geometry in a way the Gaussian coordinates would help us view a dynamical world?