Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumn starts today!

Or fall, as Chalk would say. I wish we (the Brits) called it fall; it makes far more sense. According to Wikipedia, the term 'fall' was used to denote the season in 16th century England, a contraction of Middle English expressions like "fall of the leaf" and "fall of the year".

Friday, September 16, 2011

Okapia johnstoni

Credit where credit's due - this is what my son, Noah, said as I admired the okapi at Marwell Zoo earlier this year. Moments like that are the exact reason why I always carry a notebook...