Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rainy day carnivals

The wind is howling in the back yard, tossing branches and stripping the petals off my London Pride. It's been raining off and on, and will probably keep it up for a couple of days; they're promising us thundershowers. It's a good time to stay inside and read some good blogging. Good thing my favourite carnivals are up:

I and the Bird #125 is on Twin Cities Naturalist. Kirk reads the latitude numbers and leads us from 37° South, in Australia, to 50° North, in Germany. (I'm there, at 49° North.)

The Moth and Me #11.  Ted, of Beetles in the Bush, brings us fifteen beautiful moths. Well, thirteen, and two bag moths. None of mine, unfortunately; the moths just aren't showing up around here yet. Except for the tiny Indian Meal moths that I'm feeding to a spider.

House of Herps #6, appropriately on Philly Herping. Snakes, turtles, lizards, mudpuppies, and did I mention snakes? Rattlers!

And the newest of the carnivals; An Inordinate Fondness #4. A road trip, searching for beetles, Jason driving.

Thousands of miles and ...
"Did everyone go to the bathroom? I don’t want to have to stop in fifteen minutes."
... only three bathroom breaks. And no time for lunch. The beetles were fun, though.

Let it rain!


  1. Interesting links, but I must be slow. Why are they called carnivals? It really blew last night, but our flight down to Vancouver on Pacific Coastal was surprisingly not too bumpy. I don't think I can say the same for the people who took the ferry across from Comox. It looked like rock and roll to me. - Margy

  2. I have no idea why they're called that. Wikipedia defines a carnival as "a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party."

    It might be related to the idea of a parade. Of blog posts, this time, instead of costumed dancers.

  3. Guess that makes sense - thanks for the info. - Margy


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