What to expect from the first lunar eclipse of 2014
The moon will go through twelve phases of an eclipse across three and half hours, so have some coffee next to your telescope.

It will be epic, but will it be labor-inducing?? #approachingduedate #taxdaybirthday?

(Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork)

Just your typical pig roasting outside the neighborhood bar… #pdx (at Mad Hanna’s)

My simple request is that Spring lasts forever 🌱🌷🌸 (at Roseway Neighborhood)


"Hanafubuki is the Japanese word which describes the beautiful moment when cherry-blossom petals are blowing in the wind."

via Rickuz

(Reblogged from cornersoftheworld)

Saw this dapper old fellow in a bow tie, bowler hat and tweed jacket bike from work downtown straight to the German beer garden #Prost #hero #onlyinPortland (at Prost! Portland)


Cable on Climate Science

Via the Union of Concerned Scientists:

CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC are the most widely watched cable news networks in the U.S. Their coverage of climate change is an influential source of information for the public and policy makers alike.

To gauge how accurately these networks inform their audiences about climate change, UCS analyzed the networks’ climate science coverage in 2013 and found that each network treated climate science very differently.

Fox News was the least accurate; 72 percent of its 2013 climate science-related segments contained misleading statements. CNN was in the middle, with about a third of segments featuring misleading statements. MSNBC was the most accurate, with only eight percent of segments containing misleading statements.

Read the overview here, or jump to the study here (PDF).

Images: Science or Spin?: Assessing the Accuracy of Cable News Coverage of Climate Science, via Union of Concerned Scientists

I hate this. As if it wasn’t hard enough to spur action when people actually know the facts…

(Reblogged from politicalpartygirl)

Sunny & 70 out - rekindling my love of working in the back garden! (at Roseway Neighborhood)

(Reblogged from fuckyeahportland)
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “We’ve always done it this way.”
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (via thenelsontwins)

Isn’t this Massachusetts’ state motto?

(Reblogged from michaelikesit)

Good thing it’s not twins, my lap is at maximum capacity… 😺😺👶