Monday, December 1, 2008

December 1st, 2008 - An Outdoorsy Carnival

Welcome to the December 1, 2008 edition of an outdoorsy carnival.

Advice Column

One Family presents Frugal Living – Skiing Story posted at One Family's Blog, saying, "The post looks at how average American families can ski on a budget using frugal strategies."

Dereck presents Gardening in the Winter posted at I Will Not Die.

Jeremy Zongker presents 76 Ways to Save Money While Saving the Environment posted at Destroy Debt.

Aquatic Life

Marilyn Terrell presents Rafting on the River Salmon: Where Are the Fish? - Intelligent Travel Blog posted at Intelligent Travel Blog, saying, "Norie takes her two boys kayaking down the Lower Salmon River."

Ernesto Maitim presents Bass Fishing Lures: Bring Some on Your Next Angling Adventures posted at FlyFishingGreats.

Keira presents Antioch Marina, Antioch, CA posted at SF Boater. presents Trip to Kanyakumari: Chapter 1: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari and Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kanyakumari: Part 4 posted at

GrrlScientist presents Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "There's plenty of fish in the sea, as the old addage goes -- but are there, really? I experienced a rude awakening at the peak popularity of Orange Roughy, which I loved. I learned that Orange Roughy, Hoplostethus atlanticus, an extremely long-lived benthic species in the Western Pacific Ocean that doesn't even reach sexual maturity until 40 years of age, was being eaten out of existence by people like me. After I learned that, I never touched Orange Roughy again."

Lazy Man and Money presents Fly Fishing posted at Hike Camp Fish.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Vacation Verse posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Green Thumb

GrrlScientist presents Manhattan in Autumn at the Anne Loftus Playground posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "The Anne Loftus playground, which is located in the northeast corner of Fort Tryon Park in Inwood (Manhattan), was named in honor of Anne Loftus (1925-1989), who was a businesswoman and a neighborhood administrator. The park itself, which covers 67 acres, was named for Sir William Tryon, who was a Major General and the last British governor of colonial New York."

Lauren Rose presents Choosing the Best Plants for your Garden posted at Own Home Style .com, saying, "How to choose the best plants for your garden"

In the Woods

GrrlScientist presents Hietakannas posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "This image beautifully captures the holidays. Image snapped while walking through Hietakannas, Helsinki, Finland, on 24 November 2008."

GrrlScientist presents Hietaniemen Hautausmaa posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "On my last day in Helsinki, my host and I walked through the northwestern portions of the city to visit several places, including Sibeliuksenpuisto (Sibelius Park) where the famous monument is located and Hietaniemen hautausmaa (Hietaniemi cemetery). This graveyard is the burial place for many famous Finns, including writers, artists, actors, and nearly all of its presidents."

GrrlScientist presents Tiny Gecko Species Discovered in Vanuatu Rainforest posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "According to scientists at France's National Museum of Natural History, a new species of gecko has been discovered -- after it hatched from an egg removed from a nest on a South Pacific island and carried 12,000 miles to Paris in a box lined with Kleenex. The island, Espiritu Santo, is one of the larger South Pacific islands of the Vanuatu Archipelago, east of Australia."

GrrlScientist presents Genius Bird posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "This interesting National Geographic video shows how Bernd Heinrich designed an experiment to test the creative thinking abilities of ravens."

Lazy Man and Money presents Top Camping Strategies for Maximum Fun posted at Hike Camp Fish.

Mark presents No Place Like Home posted at My Quiet Cabin.

Kilroy_60 presents The Genius Of Frank Lloyd Wright Shines Through On An Autumn Afternoon posted at The Lives and Times... of Anthony McCune, saying, "In addition to the house, Wright created a planting plan which features 14 pin oak trees surrounding the house."

Open Air

Gil Ortiz presents gilocafe posted at gilocafe.

GrannyJ presents Kitchen table studio: goldenrod pods posted at Walking Prescott, saying, "Fall brings wonderful, beautiful seed pods to the photographer; in this case, little goldenrod puffs."

Peter Jones presents Switch Telemark Video: Early Season A-Basin Footage posted at Rocky Mountain Raider: Telemark Skiing, Bouldering, and Trail Running in Colorado, saying, "A video showing telemarking switch at A-Basin, Colorado."

Karen Shanley presents An Evening Walk posted at Karen Shanley.

GrrlScientist presents One of Life's Tiny Dramas Captured Forever on Film posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "There are many inexplicable and tragic events in nature, yet few are captured on film. Here is an interesting series of photographs depicting a pair of swallows, Hirundo rustica (known as the Barn Swallow in the United States). In this series of images, we watch the story that unfolds after one of the birds was fatally injured, yet the bird's mate remains nearby, delivering food or water and keeping its dying companion company."

GrrlScientist presents Evolving Tides posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "This wildlife film shows the wildlife that can be found along the North Norfolk Coast of the UK during the winter. From Seals to migrating waders, salt marshes to shingle dunes, we are able to see many species and beautiful sights in this special part of Norfolk -- lots of amazing and interesting bird behavior!"

makingthishome presents Making This Home » Blog Archive » How to Celebrate Autumn in Germany posted at Making This Home, saying, "Thanks for hosting this carnival. Here's a sample of my favorite part of the outdoors in Europe."

One Family presents Lake Tahoe Ski Areas (Granlibakken, Tahoe Donner, Boreal, Homewood, Kirkwood, Heavenly, Squaw) – A Comparative Review: posted at One Family's Blog, saying, "A review of some of the most popular Lake Tahoe Ski Areas with a family orientation."

Mark presents Hawking posted at My Quiet Cabin.

Machione presents A Long Weekend That Turned Into A Week, Thanks To The McCain/Palin Ticket posted at Fear And Loathing - The Gonzo Papers.

Melanie McMinn presents BloKarting: Muriwai Black Sand posted at Fat and Sassy New Zealand Travel, saying, "Muriwai, New Zealand's black sand beach, 20 knots of wind and a cart with a sail. Welcome to heaven."

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