We humans are obsessed with knowing what's going to happen in the future. I'd love to do a book someday on the long and comical history of predictions, whether those forecasts came from expert economists, plugged-in sportswriters or roasted sheep entrails. Yesterday I came across this entertaining 1930 newsreel segment that forecast how fashions might look in the year 2000, an age in which science and cantilevered high heels would shape the look and function of what humans would wear.
Our Golden-Crowned Kinglets
Our hummingbirds have left for the winter, but this week we've been watching another avian species that is nearly as small. At least half a dozen golden crowned kinglets have been singing their vaguely chickadee-like song and hovering near the end of conifer branches, dining on whatever they find there (they eat mostly insects and insect eggs). Here's a short video (made by a couple in Michigan) that gives you a sense of the size of the kinglets: