Balconey Garden – Summer 2010


I have found it necessary to scale back this year. I only have tomatoes as far as veggies so far and a pot of various herbs. That may change in future, we'll see. There are a couple of new additions. One is a little patch of lawn for the kitties and the other is that I have taken the bird feeder and placed it in a pot with flowers around. I like the look Continued ..

Rising Tide


Newswise — In “Dover Beach,” the 19th Century poet Matthew Arnold describes waves that “begin, and cease, and then again begin…and bring?the eternal note of sadness in.” But in the warming world of the 21st Century, waves could be riding oceans that will rise anywhere from 0.5 meters (19 inches) to 1.4 meters (55 inches), and researchers believe there’s a Continued ..

Green Snow: Cooling in the Summer with Winter Snow


Ottawa City staff and Hydro Ottawa will be studying the feasibility of using winter snowfall to cool city buildings during the summer. According to Frederick Michel, director of the Institute of Environmental Science at Carleton University, snow that is collected during the winter usually melts by early June, and will last until September if it is Continued ..

Fall Gardening


Image by ~K~ via FlickrThe bad news is the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. The good news is your hard work is finally bearing fruit..or vegetable as the case may be. Green tomatoes can be ripened in a sunny window or try a green tomato recipe. Fried Green Tomatoes, not just a great movie! As you harvest and make room, you can Continued ..

Balcony gardens


Having moved to an apartment from a house I wondered how I would live without my gardens. It was a sad moment leaving behind plants some of which I had tended for over 12 years. The tree I planted for my daughter, the peonies I saved from a lot being bulldozed and dozens of rocks we hauled from a field. Nevertheless, I determined that a balcony was not Continued ..

Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America


Image via WikipediaWhat a fine sounding title. Who doesn't want security and prosperity? What a wonderful and ambitious goal! Unfortunately like so many other programs current governments offer, the title belies the intent. From Integrate This; In March 2005, Paul Martin, George W. Bush and Vicente Fox met in Waco, Texas to ratify the Security and Continued ..



There are several things that can be said about me - some bad, some worse, but there is a constant in my life. I am not an astrophysicist. Those of you that thought I was, can stand down, wipe the moisture from your brow and return to civilian life.One thing I have done is hang out with my betters in the environmental area - no, I am no kind of expert there, Continued ..