Posts Tagged ‘nature’

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Wonder Wednesday

August 16, 2017

so do they come striding through,

marching down a line,

on paws so soft,

and bodies fierce,

bristling with eagerness,

to greet another day,

as roaring beauties,

aflame in the savannah

 

photo by Torie Hilley

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Architecture Monday

August 7, 2017

I just find this one really nifty.  An auditorium/stadium/community centre made pretty much entirely out of bamboo and a thatched roof.  And it’s gorgeous.  Arches upon arches upon truss-like-arches, going back as far as the eye can see.  Openings in the roof plane like an unfolding lotus flower casts light inward, highlighting the evocative structure even as it provides illumination.  Walls, balconies, stage, also all made of bamboo, held together by woven ropes.

Lovely.  Locally sourced, naturally harvested, nothing but borax salt for treatment, full of natural light and ventilation, and a delight to experience both inside and out.  Great stuff.

Bamboo Sports Hall at the Panyaden International School by Chiangmai Life Construction

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Wonder Wednesday

July 26, 2017

Singular Lynx by Kenket

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Fox encounters of the fluffy kind

June 30, 2017

Hiking today, I came upon… a fox!  Lovely small kit fox, all dusty golden, with a hint of black at the tops of their slightly oversized ears and fluffy tail.  I’ve seen bobcats on the trail before (hello cousin!) and plenty of deer and turkeys, but this was the first fox, and I feel lucky and honoured to have caught sight of one.

(No picture to share, unfortunately — I don’t bring my phone on my hikes, so when my hand went instinctualy to my pocket there was nothing there :P)

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Wonder Wednesday

June 14, 2017

Lovely Lynx.

photo by metherit

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Wonder Wednesday

June 7, 2017

Maps of the Atlantic, the Great Lakes, and the boundaries of Canada from (likely) the 1600s.  Amazing, meticulous work.  And I really like that there’s a list of birds, animals, and plants at the bottom…

Photos by Jim Hines taken at the Bibliothèque Municipale d’Epinal

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Wonder Wednesday

May 3, 2017

The littlest grapes

Peeking their way into the world

Soaking sunshine

Sipping water

Dreaming of wine