Chambers Street Subway Art #13
as seen at NYC's Chambers Street stop for the A and C trains.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].
This is the third in a series of passerine images by this photographer.
Wow, you guys! I learned that the National Geographic Traveler blog has picked up on my subway art series. The author wrote an amusing little story and included lots of links to the AMNH subway art series of photographs, which you helped with by helping me ID some of the animal species.
Approximately 500 migratory ducks are dead or dying in Alberta Canada because an oilsands company did not prevent them from landing on a manmade lake filled with toxic sludge. The offending company, Syncrude Canada Ltd., neglected to use propane-fueled noise-making cannons to scare the ducks away from the toxic ponds, as required by law. Further, they claim that ice surrounding the lake is preventing rescue efforts.
April is National Poetry Month, and I posted one poem per day every day this month for you to enjoy. You have sent me so many poems and suggestions that I plan to use all of them in the coming weeks; I will post one poem per week, on Wednesdays at noon, for as long as you send suggestions for me to share with my readers.
Today's poem, the last one to appear here during National Poetry Month, is one that I heard the poet read in person when I visited Kansas State University. The poet, a native Iraqi, fled from her home in Baghdad to the United States after being placed on Saddam Hussein's enemies list. I found the poet's works, most of which focus on war, to be profoundly moving. I hope you appreciate her words and experiences as much as I do. I have more poems of hers, at elast one of which, that I plan to share in the future.
Do you want to save the earth while reducing your bills? Use energy-saving light bulbs! [0:49].
This is the second image in a series of passerine images by this photographer.