For Sparky and myself, curiosity drives passion which in turn fuels our life's engine. Our passion was capturing the story of both unbuilding the Grace (1929 - 2007) and Pearman (1966 - 2007) Bridges and discovering the unbuilders. It takes a lot of passion to track a project from July 2005 until April 2007 - rain, shine, hurricanes or moving to Singapore. We discovered the joy of discovery learning. Ken Canty opened the front door for us - then Steve Testa, Ponch Billingsley and Mickey Rogers opened many side doors. Below are the highlights of what we discovered, who we met and what we learned.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Home is where one starts from. As we grow older The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated Of dead and living. Not the intense moment Isolated, with no before and after, But a lifetime burning in every moment And not the lifetime of one man only But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
This was the way I spent New Year's day - at MacRitchie Reservoir, just looking and practicing sharper focus
This little ant was crawling around a blade of something
From the other side
I think this is a wasp - but need a bit of help with identification
from the side
This I-think-its-a-wasp and a red ant
and this is the black spider that is similar to Venusta - except this web is at 45 degrees
a closer view
and another aqua eyed dragon fly
and from the other side
and luck - she flew away, but there was adequate focus to capture this moment
And these red ants have been going at it for several days now
Climbing up the stem of a flower
and a probably mom and dad
Drops of morning dew
and some berries
and what I call a micro-orchid
A brown winged dragonfly
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C. Frank Starmer