July 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm (culture, environment, exploring interconnectedness, humor, life, music, play, random)
Tags: "Water", baths, beach, birds, culture, environment, heat, how to, humor, life, music, nature, picnic table, plastic dish, play, random, trees, VAbirdwatcher, video
Hey the heat is on and your local wildlife is feeling it big time. It’s easy to offer your neighborhood birds some relief that does not entail opening the doors and windows of your home to the great outdoors to invite our fine feathered friends inside for some air conditioning. Create a little bird beach with whatever you’ve got on hand that holds water, is no more than three inches high and which is fairly durable to avoid breakage. I simply put to use an old children’s plastic picnic table for a level steady base and set on it a durable 20 inch round plastic dish that is about 3 inches high. By placing this all under or near some trees or bushes allows the birds to scan for predators before indulging in drinking and bathing. The plastic dish is easy to clean out every day with a rinse and scrub before refilling with fresh clean water. My local wingers seem to enjoy loitering on the lower picnic bench seats and extra table space. Hence, my calling it a ”bird beach.” Yes, the squirrels like it too. But they’ve not chewed on it or hauled it off. Nor have I witnessed any squirrels mugging any birds. Everyone seems very polite and patient waiting their turns in the branches of the dead pine tree nearby. O yes, they do seem to keep their own sense of order out there where it’s hot even under the trees.
The orange plastic container featured in this video shows how simple it can be offer birds the water they need to survive. A bird bath does not need to be expensive or fancy. It just needs ”to be” in order to offer some life-sustaining water. Please share your bird bathing creations at will.
Thanks to VAbirdwatcher for posting this video complete with music on youtube.
June 4, 2012 at 5:42 pm (art, creative writing, culture, entertainment, fiction, humor, life, literary fiction, publishing, random, Writing)
Tags: 420 Characters, art, beach, Book, collages, creative, culture, entertainment, fiction, humor, life, literary, Lou, random, reading, review, short stories, Writing
All lovers of small texts this is for you. Tiny tales of woe, love, insanity, murder, mayhem and epic dreams no longer than 420 characters each.Perfect for snarfing between salami sandwich bites on feudal timed lunch breaks. Quick taste and daze day-dream prompts galore. Example per review. Beach’s writing boxes heartily.
Lou Beach: Stories & Pictures http://www.loubeach.com/the-book/
January 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm (art, culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, food, life, nature, photography, random, Writing)
Tags: "Water", 50 Ways to Save the Oceans, art, beach, business, California, culture, Economy, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, family, Helvarg, life, Minolta X 700, musings, nature, ocean, opinion, people, photo, photograph, photography, politics, questions, random, sunset, thoughts, video, Writing
California streaming @evawojcik
What would your daily life be like if you had to constantly search for clean water for drinking and bathing? What would life be like without water that came out of a tap every time you turned it on? What would life be like if there was no bottled water? What would your life be like if you had to pay for every ounce of water you used every day? What if there was no more water for taking showers or baths every day?
What would life be like if you could not swim at any beaches? What if every lake, river, pond, stream was so polluted that it was dangerous to put your bare hands into them? What if there were no more whales, turtles, dolphins swimming in the oceans? Can you imagine such a world?
I can. It’s easy because that’s the world we are creating for ourselves every day. We’re all responsible for the quality of life on Earth–every man, woman and child from the richest corporate executive down to the unconcerned naive child. Oh yeah, we’re all on this boat called Earth together. No one owns it. Everyone is obligated to keeping it viable because we’re all part of the web of life. If you don’t think so, then go right ahead and just try living out in deep space.
July 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm (art, culture, education, environment, ethics, life, nature, photography, satire)
Tags: "Water", beach, black & white photography, California, clouds, environment, eva, Limantour Beach, Minolta X 700, nature, ocean, oil spill, photograph, Point Reyes, protest oil, waves, wojcik
…..after an oil drill spills you won’t.
Limantour Beach, Point Reyes, California
July 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm (art, culture, entertainment, environment, journalism, nature, photography, satire, Uncategorized)
Tags: beach, drill, gulf of mexico, mourning, ocean, Oil, photograph, spill
Mourning for the Gulf of Mexico
@wojcik No, Sarah, your drill is still in time out.
July 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm (art, drama, environment, life, nature, Uncategorized)
Tags: beach, California, drill, Hwy 101, offshore drilling, Oil, photograph, spill
- Beach hwy 101 California
July 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm (culture, entertainment, environment, ethics, life, nature, random)
Tags: "Water", beach, clean, Minolta X 700, ocean, Oil, Oregon, photograph, sand, trees, Yachats
Shall we drill here?
July 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm (art, drama, environment, exploring interconnectedness, life, photography, politics, random)
Tags: beach, black & white photography, BP, California, Minolta X 700, no oil, ocean, oi, oil spill, Point Reyes, waves
December 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm (art, culture, photography, random)
Tags: art, beach, black & white photography, clouds, Limantour Beach, Minolta X 700, nature, ocean, Point Reyes
Limantour Beach, Point Reyes