Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday in June 2012

A small tornado comes into a strawberry field covered with protective plastic sheeting in Pupping, Austria. The wind picks up the sheeting into the air, gracefully, creating a beautiful mobile sculpture that is mesmerizingly lovely.

Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over


Who knew? Europeans have used hallucinogenic mushrooms for 6000 years.

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Rare video of early big wave surfing.


Pics of the NYC Highline from the time it looked like this:


Now The Highline looks like this:




A canon is a repetitive piece of music, like a song sung as a round, such as Row, Row Row Your Boat.

The following are drawings of pieces of music, canons, in this case called "enigmatic canons".
Pages from a musical score book of enigmatic canons by composer Juan del Vado (1626 - 1691), completed between 1677 and 1679 and given as a gift to Juan José de Austria, the brother of Charles II, for usage in his royal chapel.

 
 
 
 
 
 

A fascinating canon by J.S. Bach - Crab Canon on a Möbius Strip. The music is played forward, then backwards, then the opposites together. Quite amazing.



Mrs. DoAsYouWouldBeDoneBy - Jesse Wilcox Smith
"He looked up at the broad yellow moon and thought that she looked at him." - Jesse Wilcox Smith
Balinese painter

Love this story!
Save the Troy Library "Adventures In Reverse Psychology"






One of my favorite children's books:
Where are you going Manyoni by Catherine Stock



Photo by Karen Laslo

Queen of the Night   Karl Friedrich Schinkel
Mozart The Magic Flute Queen of the Night Aria




Love these simple toys that use a child's imagination.





















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