My rain garden has now lasted two weeks. Last week we had a lot of rain, but it never overtopped despite two of my downspouts emptying into it. The plants in the lowest part of the garden were under water, but when the rain stops the water infiltrates the ground at about 2 inches . . . → Read More and See Photos: Rain Garden Shines in Sun
Even for our usually rain-soaked area, it has been raining A LOT over the past month or two. A LOT. So last weekend I suddenly got motivated to build this Rain Garden. What is it? This web page from Oregon State has a lot of good information and a link to a great handbook. . . . → Read More and See Photos: When the World Gives You Rain, Build a Rain Garden!
Earlier this year we all watched in horror as a drilling accident spilled enormous quantities of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. As is common when large-scale accidents occur, when time goes by the public tends to forget about them and the collective outrage lessens. Unfortunately, when this happens then the outcry for legislative action . . . → Read More and See Photos: The Gulf- now what?
On Greg Laden’s Blog there is a link to THIS SITE. It is an interactive look at the relative sizes of objects in our universe, and since my backyard is in the universe I suppose it is OK to post it here.
Please click the link and explore- I’ll bet after you . . . → Read More and See Photos: Vastness
The Cascade Mountains are a series of volcanoes located here in the Pacific Northwest. Our family last week took a trip up to see Mt. St. Helens up close. 30 years ago Mt. St. Helens had a famous explosive eruption.
The top of the mountain was literally blown off and slid down the . . . → Read More and See Photos: One Cubic Mile