August 10th, 2008

Reading to Dragon

Project 365, Day 123 - Tri-Valley meets ResQgeek

Tri-Valley meets ResQgeek, originally uploaded by Here Be Dragons.

My local BookCrossing group organized a special dinner to welcome east coast BCer ResQgeek, when he came through the Bay Area on a business junket. It was great to see all my BookCrossing friends, especially since this will be my last meet-up with this group for a while. I haven't been able to find any information about a meet-up in Sonoma County . . . I might have to start one, once we're a bit more settled into our new home.

Here's a photo of the whole group:

Bookcrossing Meet-up

(Oh! And I should probably mention that countedx58 and pussreboots are both in this photo, too). :)
Desert Sage, Photography

Project 365 - Barrel Pond

Here is a sort of photo-essay about the barrel pond I've installed on the patio at our new home. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Hopefully, it will be as successful at the one I created at the old house - that one was a basically self-sufficient ecosystem for about four years. All I ever had to do was add water periodically.

Day 117

Day 117 - Barrel Pond, Day 1

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Garden Pond

Now, I'm hoping some frogs will turn up. Although that might not happen until the spring. We'll see.

In other wildlife news, I'm a bit disappointed by the lack of interest in our birdfeeders. Right now, we have a couple of California towhees which come into the yard, and yesterday two chestnut-backed chickadees made an appearance, but other than that, the birds are ignoring the wonderful feast we've put out for them. Maybe the sound of trickling water will help attract them. I'd like a few more birds. :)