We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We like TigerHawk's site, but I have two complaints about him which he will no doubt take to heart.
1. He needs to post more often. It is selfish not to.
2. He needs to learn the names and habits of the critters and birds and bugs and plants that he likes to post. He seems like a guy with curiosity - so why not learn them? It isn't rocket science for a Princeton guy, and it's fun to know what you're looking at. For example, he recently posted some very nice photos of butterflies in Virginia. These are Tiger Swallowtails on a Pink Lilac:
I have a very old stand of lilacs that enclose my yard. They are probably 12 to 15' tall. They are just now leafing out. Probably won't bloom for another two weeks. They always seem to start blooming between the 25th of April and the 5th of May, depending on the year.
Lilacs seem to live forever. They are very hardy and drought resistant. Good qualities to have for Nebraska.
As for the lack of postings at TH Blog, I always cut bloggers some slack in that regard.
As for learning to identify the local flora and fauna, perhaps he isn't THAT interested?
Say, TH -- how's it feel knowing you're so old that Bird Dog put you in the "Natural History" section?
TH hasn't been posting as much this past year simply because he hasn't had the time he's had in the past. That's, in part, why he took on some guest bloggers, who have done a very credible job filling in the gaps.
Picture TH as Ace was in the first few years, before he Farkified his site: quality over quantity.
Unlike TigerHawk is learned these critters names last year. Also, the females are black-winged. This photo reminds me of my lilacs at the foot of the driveway and these swallowtails luv em and my azaleas, too. Now if you have 5-striped skinks lurking about, they're fun to watch, too. Miss the chipmunks last fall though. One made a nest under my concrete driveway. But after the winter snows thawed, I haven't seen him around.