A commenter said of this photo: ‘Science, curiosity, understanding, awe.’ They had no way of knowing that that was a wonderful description of the person who’s hand it was. Nor that it was to become the tagline for my blog auspiciousdragon. Four simple words with such power.

Auspicious Dragon didn’t start as blog at all, but as a collection of html pages about a garden in the Highlands of Scotland. But it kept bursting out of that technical constraint and didn’t seem to want to be so limited in subject matter. That explains why the indexing and categorization has changed so often.

There is still a lot of natural history involved, but the ‘natural and social sciences’ would be a more complete description.

It is about life.