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Its been a good day…in fact its been pretty blissful.  The painting has gone well and as an accompaniment the fourth test has gone pretty well too.   155 more words

Restorative Justice, Environmental Case Study

Thanks to the Guardian for occasional environmental rags to riches stories:

How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life

After 25 years, the decision to site the National Forest amid derelict coal and quarry workings has borne spectacular fruit…

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Wood Wide Web

Forests and fungi–words that make me think of Milo circa 2010-2012 in the south of India, especially in the Periyar Tiger Reserve (but also later, writing about… 1,022 more words


Just the fillip required...

Its hardly graft but I’m finding making the second half of the Wald series rather taxing…of course sometimes one has to just keep working through it and if I was as driven as I was thirty or so years back then the whole thing might be wrapped up in a very few sessions.   176 more words


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Gamelan music was created by Sang Hyang Java Guru, in 230 A.D. to speak with the gods, previous to Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Catholicism gods, ancient gods, who had always been there, on the island. 316 more words


One sad bolete

This has been a tough year for mushroom hounds in the Toronto area. There simply has not been enough rain to fruit quantities of mushrooms. Recently we have had a couple rains, and though they haven’t been the kind of two-day soakers I was hoping for, there was enough to get me wondering if there was enough for mushrooms. 333 more words

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The lichen checklist

Another checklist this on the lichens identified on my property which as of July 1, 2016 is at 70 species from 44 genera. Besides the species identified there are several specimens of crustose (crust-like) forms identified, some with reservation, to genus only. 929 more words