Friday, December 5, 2008

Wordle Cluster

The creative commons licence for this
Wordle Cluster
may be found linked in the Title Bar.

The font is called
"Loved by the King".

Credit where Credit is Due

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dinner Time in the Underwater World

Deep Sea Disguise - Amazing videos are here

The Lilies of the Field.

All the plants we grow in our gardens are descendants
of wild species gathered over centuries by botanists
and enthusiasts.

When buying bulbs, it's worth asking where they come from.

Some are still taken, without much care for the future survival of
the species,
from the wild.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I Have to Admit It...

... if you want to live a civilized life,
you have to burn energy.

I have bought a book called "Carbon Detox".

It should make me feel like a better person.

It does not...

I spend a lot of energy on Flickr,
especially uploading photos to groups
like this one

Beautiful Capture
Seen in Pink N Powerful


A harmless and non-toxic hobby...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

So You Want To Be Goody Twoshoes? Check Your Photographic Carbon Footprint...

Rhododendron luteum, under in-camera flash, at dusk, using kit lens

Every time a camera flash goes off energy is released.

Where does it go?

Worth thinking about?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Going Green(er)

The "National Green Ireland" Exhibition is on this weekend at the RDS.
This morning I attended a very wide-reaching seminar by Mr Claudio Baffioni.
His information on the programme to apply the Kyoto Protocol in the City of Rome
was an inspiration to all Urban Dwellers and Surburbanites.

Lady on Stilts in Dublin, Ireland, On A Saturday Just Past Noon

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Sky's the Limit

Sky Blue

Ever so often I hear radio reports on garbage flying round in
Looking at the sky on a clear evening, really there is
nothing much to see up there.

Recently, at the Civilex Exhibition in the RDS, Dublin,
I chatted with experts in the field of Environment Management
and Engineering.

We mostly agreed that it would be very easy to become neurotic
about Earth and Environment Affairs.

The Planet has been spinning merrily on its axis for aeons.
We are its custodians to some extent, but there are very
many forces in Nature that are very dimly understood.

Having confidence in our Blue-Green Planet is a very
positive way to live an Environmentally Friendly life.

There will be much discussion in the next few weeks about
Lisbon Treaty
and Carbon Issues.

Let's keep our ears to the ground
and our sights on a
Bright Horizon.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Object Relations, Space and Time Travel


Ever so often I look around the house and wonder
how far each object has travelled to this final

It passes the time nicely.

Friday, February 15, 2008


Posting photos as thumbnails, while inviting viewers to strain a little to enjoy the image, may be one way of making a blog efficient and ecologically friendly.

There are so many ways of cutting down on space and time while blogging that the temptation to spend hours online searching for new tips must be avoided.

This is beginning to sound like a homily from days of yore.

As Mae West said,

"I generally avoid temptation unless I can resist it".

Cattle and Climate Change?

Cows (and, presumably bulls) have been exposed to much criticism in the past few years.
Intensive farming has been viewed as causing carbon emissions.

I have to admit that I always find it easy to forgive these beautiful animals



Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Royal Canal Rules?

Waterways may be a leisurely transport system in the future
as they were in the past?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Lulled Into a False Sense of Insecurity

The intellectuals are flooding the airwaves at last.
In an effort to understand where consumerism is heading,
where it may be dragging World events, there is an increasing
interest among pundits who interpret every shift of customer
activity on the Globe.

I find it tiring.

Last night a long analysis of how "consumerism does not make people happy"
on Radio Four, sent me off for some moments to another station, while the
experts moaned on about how humans are destroying the World and our own

This is not my personal experience, so perhaps I cannot throw myself into
the fray with any great enthusiasm. Since I grew up on post WW2 Europe,
life seems quite improved on those past grey days.

Probably an idiosyncracy?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Blogs and Global Warming

The hot debates surrounding search engines, logarithms and privacy
on the Internet
are only beginning, I think.

Today I ticked the little box that allows search engines to find this

Will more surfers find it, as a result? Will adding it to
the listings increase electricity usage, as subtle links here ripple
out around the system, taking up space, if not time.

Does anybody know how much fossil fuel is needed to propel an average blog?

These questions must be taxing the brains of philosophy students everywhere.
If they are not, the Planet, if not the air, is bound to get much hotter.