Monday, December 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Double Rainbow!

Saw this outside Murray Hall on campus the other day!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Hiking in Maine is like a drug. Addicting!

View from the top of Chick Hill/Peaked Mtn. I looked at the map after the hike, and you can literally see half of the state from there. Crazy!

View from the top of South Bubble Mtn in Acadia Natl Park. That's Jordan Pond and then the ocean in the background.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Maine: Where the Fish Just Jump on Your Hook

So yesterday at Holbrook Pond I was just messing around trying to remember how to fish (since it's been years, and I just got my Maine fishing license). Then, while I was fixing the line that was all tangled, my hook and worm happened to be in the water and a redbreasted sunfish just decided to catch itself on my hook! I wasn't even trying or ready for it!!! But after that I caught some type of bass (smallmouth I think) and another sunfish!
I guess this makes me an angler now.... :D

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kah-Bluey Taste Test Kitchen Trial #1

During a day of field work doing lake water sampling this summer a co-worker used the word kahblewy and I said: "Hm, that sounds like the name of a desert"! And so I was tasked with the oh so difficult and laborious job of inventing a desert to match the name. Some initial brainstorms with other lab folks resulted in the idea of an exploded s'more theme. I decided to run with it and here are photos of the first Norris Test Kitchen Trial!

Ingredients: Graham crackers, marshmallows, butter, blue food coloring, coconut, chopped walnuts, dark chocolate chips

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

guerilla art

book leave behinds

swap jar of goodies

"Please Take One" coupon flier with happy messages

Look! It's working!
(the book was gone to0...)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Maps are so cool

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Luna meets The Peugeot

Thoughts on names? I'm thinking Leona Peugeot (because the Peugeot emblem is a lion...)

Sweeeet Bikes in Denmark!

Check out this really rad cycling blog:

And I totally want one of these!! Too bad I don't live in Denmark...wait, maybe I could move

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring = Field Work!

So I don't know if anyone really reads this much anymore since I haven't been posting frequently, but I thought I give a brief update about what's coming up for me this spring.
I've got my thesis research project sorted out mostly and I'm gearing up (literally) these next two weeks to begin one heck of a field season. Spring a has started here in Maine (finally) and that means I need to get out in the lakes and stream and start running my experiments!!!
Basically, I'm going to be studying how alewives (a sea-run fish) influence the amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous available to algae in lakes and their outlet streams.

Needless to say, since this is also the last month of school, life is a bit insane, but since field work is was I absolutely LOVE about ecology and environmental science work, I can't wait to get my feet wet (or not if my waders do their job...).
I'll try to get some pictures of me doing some field work to post here!

(p.s. And just to make everyone jealous, half of my field sites are out on Mount Desert Island, you know, where Acadia National Park is!)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Why Science takes a long time...

But then, so does government only for a completely different reason.

Go Science!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Music Balance

Once you're inspired by balance from the video in the last post. Feel free to enjoy the great music in this one.

Vancouver Rock Balancing

I had heard about this guy a while back during the Vancouver Winter Olympics and decided to look him up again. I should find someplace in Maine to do this...