Monthly Archive: May 2011

Chicago Part III 0

Chicago Part III

Day 4, Sunday May 22: We ran around like crazy again. We took the train downtown, and by this time we were pro enough (with guidance from our friends) to make a transfer! I...

Chicago Part II 0

Chicago Part II

Day 3, Saturday May 21: We ate breakfast at Victory’s Banner, which is run by the followers of Sri Chinmoy. It is a very peaceful space and the all-vegetarian brunch menu is really delicious....

Chicago Part I 1

Chicago Part I

BT and I went to Chicago for a long weekend to visit friends and celebrate my birthday.Β  It was my first time to the city, and I might have bitten off more than I...

Kraken by Wendy Williams 0

Kraken by Wendy Williams

I have been on a streak with the popular science books, and I am happy to say it continues with this book. Full disclosure: I grew up watching Jacques Cousteau, I went to Marine...

Flickr Favorites 1

Flickr Favorites

Some of my favorites don’t show up, but I kind of like the random turquoise squares. Happy Friday! 1. Cooper’s Hawk killing a Robin, 2. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), 3. Untitled, 4. Who...

Jesse H. Jones County Park in Houston 1

Jesse H. Jones County Park in Houston

For my niece’s 9th birthday, we went to Jesse H. Jones County Park in north Houston.Β  They had a special Saturday class on carnivorous plants!Β  Wow, they grow some amazing carnivorous plants there.Β  The...

All grown up! 0

All grown up!

The [presumed] Euplectrus wasps emerged after just a few days. The pupae weren’t much to see, they were little specks in the dried up husk of the caterpillar. The adults are, well, not exactly...