Friday, June 27, 2008

Solstice Gone By, State of the Blog

Last Friday was the Solstice, meaning Spring is technically over. When I started this blog, I thought that I might just run it for the season, since I set out on this blog with a clear goal, and have tried to be at least somewhat faithful about not just letting it be general place for me to whine and muse (i.e. a “normal” blog.) But as the solstice came and passed, 2 things became apparent:

First, The World is still Waking Up. Higher up, snow is still melting, Glacier Lilies and Larkspur are just popping out, and there’s a whole slew of higher Wasatch trees- Douglas Fir, White Fir, Limber Pine and Aspen we really haven’t looked at yet. And down low the foothills are browning up and settling into their summer “daze” with different bugs, birds and snakes.

Second, writing this blog is waking me up. As I’ve become more and more attuned to chemistry and flowers and leaf form and birds and so much more, and continuing to blog will help me see the world, and the Beauty of the World, with new, open eyes. So the blog is going to continue, at least to the Equinox.

Tangent: This past week, while I’ve been at the work-conference, Wonder Boy has been at Bird Camp, a day camp sponsored by the local aviary for 4th and 5th graders. My wife tells me he’s digging it, and his already formidable bird knowledge and identification skills have rocketed up to the next level. Between him and my organic chemist buddy, my circle of experts is growing!

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