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endpaper martens

The goldenrod endpapers of Wild Animals at Home by Ernest Thompson Seton. 1913.  Via tumblr Seton was an extremely popular and successful wildlife artist and woodcraft writer in his day, and one of the founders of the Boy Scout movement.  … Continue reading

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to a cyclist on a winter evening

Hey, you, / you riding a bicycle in the dark and cold/ with a little yellow light on your helmet and a white one and a red one/ on your handlebars and the back of your seat respectively/ that alternately … Continue reading

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asking for some smartphone advice, android experts

A break from the usual to ask anyone out there who knows a bit about Android smartphones for some advice.  I have a Nexus 5, which I love, and now I bet you know what I am going to ask. … Continue reading

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here we go again

We’ve had six months to forget about this. Quarter to six in the evening.  Pitch dark.  Below freezing.  Breath like smoke, glasses fogging up when you step into the house.  The little mile walk that’s nothing in the summer becomes … Continue reading

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portrait of a harbor seal

Most people who like dogs also like seals and sea lions, the fish eating dogs of the sea. (Corgis: We like fish!)  I took this portrait of a harbor seal at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, during a demonstration … Continue reading

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midnight in the moonlight: part five

The Sauk Trail State and Friends from Town Unofficial Combined Halloween Party ranged up and down the Stroll far into the night, far enough that the early edition of the paper was making its way from hand to hand before … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on time change day– fall back

What happened in Kekionga on the morning after Halloween? Tune in tomorrow.   Today, for our readers in the US at least*,  here’s a friendly reminder to turn your clocks and watches back an hour before you go to bed tonight.  … Continue reading

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dogwood: all in a row

Sorry, but it’s a riotous world of intense color out there and you just can’t keep me inside.  The way dogwood leaves and the buds of next year’s flowers arrange themselves is endlessly fascinating.  There are way too many images … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 131: “inconspicuous” is in the eye of the beholder

Time travelers and dimension walkers both agree– inconspicuous clothing and gear is the way to go if you don’t want to be discovered and condemned as a wizard or worse.  Usually this means a plain cotton shirt and canvas trousers, … Continue reading

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a portrait of an old friend

While I was looking for something this afternoon, I had a surprise meeting with an old and very dear friend, one I miss very much these days.  No matter how much I like my digital cameras, their power and flexibility, … Continue reading

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