15 October 2010

Water Shots

I've decided to take part in Blog Action Day 2010 because it's about water. Just so happens, water is my favorite thing. It's everywhere. You can't do much without it. In fact, you can't do anything without it. It's our life's blood, more a part of us than the air we breathe.

I'm no hydrologist, but I do love a good picture of water. Here are a few water shots as tribute to what is good and beautiful and vital to us all. (Note: Pictures copyright keasmus; if you want to use one, just let me know.)

You can see the veins of this leaf magnified in the water drops.
Water cushioned in a geranium leaf.
A cup of raspberry.
Water drops caught in a spider web.
Water frozen on a dandelion.
Water reflections in glacial silt, Skagway River, Alaska, USA.
The cool blue water of Glacier Bay, Alaska, USA.
Glacier Bay, Alaska, USA.
Snake River, Idaho, USA.
South Boulder Creek with golden retriever.

10 October 2010

Of Note • Colo_kea on Twitter 2–8 Oct. 2010

Following the example of some of my fellow tweeps & bloggers (including Chris Rowan, Anne Jefferson, and Brian Romans), I've decided to start logging here the sites and articles of interest that I link to on Twitter from my nom de plume (hee hee – get it?) Colo_kea.

New Scientist: Honeybee disappearance mystery may be solved

Hilarious pictures: Who's really your best friend?

Physorg_com: Adobe shares surge on Microsoft acquisition report

Wired Science: Exclusive: First Autistic Presidential Appointee Speaks Out (via Lynne Soraya)

ESRI: New podcast explains how GIS can be used to assist green building
http://www.esri.com/news/podcasts/podcasts.html#user_pyke (opens podcast)

Boulder Daily Camera: Survey: Boulder fourth-most educated in nation

Wall Street Journal: In Boulder, Colo., Bring Your Dog (via

Associated Press/Google: George Clooney in Southern Sudan over war worries (via Ann Curry)

Ann Curry from UN Security Council Hearing in south Sudan

The Guardian: The Lay Scientist: Why I spoofed science journalism, and how to fix it

Schneier on Security: Monitoring Employees' Online Behavior

Tucson Citizen.com: Wry Heat blog: Saguaro National Park and Climate Change

BBC News: Why companies watch your every Facebook, YouTube, Twitter move (via Chris Rowan)

Guardian.co.uk: Malaria threatens 2 million in Pakistan as floodwaters turn stagnant (via Anne Jefferson)