If it weren’t for all the rain…

When my wife and I visited Scotland more years ago than readers of this blog are invited to think about, we got great enjoyment from a weather reporter reminding us, in her bonnie Scots burr: “Remember–if it weren’t for all the rain, there wouldn’t be so many rainbows.” As tourists, we were still able to enjoy the spring showers, pedaling up […]

Pelican notes

Thanks to our office move, I’ve been reading quite a bit more than usual, and out walking around quite a bit less. One of the books I’ve gotten from the downtown library is Scott Leslie’s Sea and Coastal Birds of North America: A Guide to Observation, Understanding and Conservation. It’s one of a series of new books put out by the author through Key Porter Books in Toronto. (If only my recent business trip to Toronto had been to these guys! Will I never get to produce a field guide?)