addams wrote:You must love someone or something a great deal to tolerate or even enjoy those conditions.
For all I bitch about the people i have to deal with (not my bosses, or co-workers, they are all pretty awesome - mostly clients), i adore my job. I really do.
Even being out in freezing cold (like yesterday, 12 F in the sun), its still an awesome job.
I got to watch a fox take down a hare yesterday. There was a flash of white, then a streak of brown and a bunch of jumping around. Then the fox looked at me from about 80 ft away with the hare in its mouth. It looked pleased with itself.
I've seen a great blue heron attacked by a bald eagle - the heron won, and drove the eagle away.
I've seen peregrine falcons dive bomb each other, like little fighter planes, right over my head.
We discovered a graveyard that stopped a building project - the last person buried in it was in 1795, when Maine was still part of Massachusetts. The last time it had been taken care of was probably not long after (there were a LOT of very large trees around it). No-one had any idea it was there.
I've recovered survey monuments that were set over a hundred years ago, and came within a few inches of the recorded position.
Your job sound awesome!
I have seen video clips of fox.
We have some, now.
I have no idea where they came from.
They were not here last century.
I have spoken to other locals that remember the fox as a thing of fairy tails and TV.
That critter is here. I have seen them. I have never seen one make a 'kill".
He looked at you?
How amazing to be a part of your world.
Maine? Dear God! It is how cold there?
The Internet says it is 16 F -9 C.
The natural world has made such a lovely comeback.
How soon we forget.
We had so many fucked-up problems 50 years ago that are so much better, today.
I see Heron, too.
I also see Eagles; Both Flavors, Bald and Golden.
The number and ID of the hawks is unknown to me.
The Red Tail Hawks and Golden Eagles have become my favorites.
I have never seen an Eagle go after a Heron.
I had a Heron spook when I was about 15 feet away from it.
That is a big bird. I love the sound of wings. Those big wings make an impressive sound.
I know we have many more big birds today than we did for a while.
Remember the environmental movement folks?
They did so much good stuff.
I rarely see these wonders of nature without breathing a prayer of thanks for them.
I am a boring person. Today I am allowing the Rain to fall while I talk too much on the internet.
I hurt my back.
Those may be some of the world's most common words.
This time I blame the Concrete donkeys. I helped to picked up old concrete donkeys.
It only hurt a little on the day I did it. Why?!
Why does it hurt so much more, later? ech. I know the answer.
It's a two fur...
1. Bradykinin production.
2. Inflammatory responses.
Mind over matter would be so nice.
I understand this process to the electron transport systems involved.
Now; Make it Stop Hurting!
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.