Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eagle cam

in Decorah, Iowa

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Update 4/2/11: Here's a highlight reel showing the first egg being hatched early this morning.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Gravel roads

I'm sure this is bad news for many folks living in rural areas, but I have such fond memories of exploring gravel roads that I can't help being a little bit delighted:

The paved roads that finally brought rural America into the 20th century are starting to disappear across the Midwest in the 21st. Local officials, facing rising pavement prices, shrinking budgets and fewer residents, are making tough decisions to regress.