Prairie Plantings, 2017

Weitz Calendar

 

Upcoming public events at
Carleton’s Weitz Center

(Note: times and venues are subject to change.  Carleton recommends verifying before you
attend: 
http://apps.carleton.edu/calendar/ .)

Film (Weitz Cinema)

Sun., May 28        2:00    “The Thin Red Line” (1998)

“Terrence Malick’s adaptation of James Jones’ autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.”  (imdb.com)

Screening and discussion with Cowling Distinguished Visiting Philosophy Professor David Davies.

                              8:00    SUMO: Harry Potter and The Dealthy Hallows Part 2 (2011)

Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.”  (imdb.com)

 

Museum exhibition (ends June 9)

An Other Thing: 2017 Senior Art Show

Twelve Carleton senior studio art majors show off their art.

 

 

This will be the last Weitz calendar for the 2016-17 academic year.  Look for the next calendar when Carleton classes resume in the fall.

 

Eclipse of the blood moon

Seldom are conditions so perfect as they were on Sept. 27 for a total lunar eclipse.   These photos were taken with Nikon D 7000 and 400 mm telephoto lens,  with multiple different f stops and speeds,  then assembled with Pic Monkey software.    Enjoy—–Ed

Blood Moon Eclipse

Pigeon Feathers

I thank my wife for putting this story together.

For several weeks in June,  this beautiful pigeon  was seen scrounging for food  between 3rd and 4th streets,  in Nevada and Maple yards.   On June 16  she stood for  6 hours on rocks in our home’s area well.   A photo of her revealed she had bands on her ankles.   We called various sources  to learn that pigeon bands meant she was a racing bird,  and was lost.    She was apparently dehydrated , unfed and not flying,  an easy  prey for hawks or owls.

She was caught and placed in a bin with grass, sunflower seeds and water while we tried to find a pigeon racing club person who would take her.

A man from Faribault,  who has a flock of racing pigeons,   gladly came   and picked her up.    He races birds in 100 or 400 mile races.   Below is a photo of this pigeon with   friendly chipmunk  taken  before the daring rescue.

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Our Friends, the Barred Owls

mother owl owletThe sunny view, on bottom, I take to be the female.   The fluffy smaller guy must be their owlet.  The third I believe is the male, being a bit smaller than the female.  I thank Sue Harper for finding the female for me, in the arboretum.   Ed
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