Monday, September 17, 2012

Waiting for my great niece, Audrey Madison, to be born and for my niece, Whitney, to be safe. Monday September 17th 2017

Got some good giggles out of this one. Oops.

How to snorgle a kitty belly via MeFite, homunculus

And also via homunculus on MonkeyFilter:
A short refresher course in the art of the snorgle .

Orphaned Spotted Lamb Adopted by Dalmatian Dog

Surprise! Up close with a cheetah.

Cool news. 

How oil spills could be cleaned up with magnets - video

Another great visualization of Debussy's work, Clair de Lune

One of my favorite birds, the Purple Glossy Starling. Pic by Edith Hoffman

Interesting and educational thread about bioluminescence on Reddit.

Salvador Dali "Bird In Hand" compact.
Before Murakami stamped cherry blossoms onto Louis Vuitton bags, Salvador Dali designed a “Bird In Hand” compact for compact manufacturer Elgin in 1952. Sweetly Surrealist, the bird’s wings lift to reveal powder, the tail hides a space for pills, and you tug off the bird’s head to access your tube of lipstick. Salvador Dali “Bird In Hand” compact comes in satin bronze, too, but this sterling silver version is choice, espesh with 14K overlay on its wings… 

She brought me a marshmallow

In one of the many fabulous Smithsonian collections is a marvelous old book with beautiful illustrations of hundreds of different butterflies. There are thousands of gloriously beautiful illustrations of butterflies and moths, have a look.

America's other Audubon. via MetaFilter

America’s Other Audubon: A Victorian Woman’s Radical Journey of Art, Science & Entrepreneurship

The bittersweet story of a young woman and her family, who triumphed through tragedy to bring a passion project to life and change the face of science illustration.
When she was only six years old, Genevieve Jones, known to her friends as Gennie, began accompanying her father Nelson, a medical student and amateur ornithologist, on buggy rides into the wilderness, searching for birds’ nests and collecting eggs to add to their make-shift cabinet of natural history. One spring morning in the 1850s, Gennie found an intricate bird’s nest that neither her father nor Howard, her younger brother, could identify. An inquisitive mind, she set out to find a book that would solve the mystery, only to find that no one had ever written one to help people differentiate the nests and eggs of various birds. What followed was a remarkable story of art, science, and entrepreneurship, full of tragedy and triumph, as the Jones family embarked upon filling that void in natural history, told for the first time in America’s Other Audubon (public library) by former National Endowment for the Arts librarianJoy M. Kiser.

Smithonian Institution Libraries On Display
The Nelson E. Jones Family's Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio
Introduction by Leslie K. Overstreet
Essay by Joy M. Kiser
Explore the illustrations
Learn more about the family
Further reading/bibliography
Visit the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History
Visit the SIL Digital Library
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