What am I sappy cat blogging?

October 21, 2016


Cmdr. Vimes has lynx tips – but these are in another category altogether.


Where am I reading this time?

October 20, 2016


I love repurposed living spaces, such as this barn turned reading room and guest cottage.  I think it shows great design sensibilities and is a supremely livable space. I want to see what is behind that door – and to curl up in the poofy chair.


From Bookshelf roundup

full story at house and garden

photos by Paul Massey


What is Wednesday about? Freckles . . .

October 19, 2016

They are good.


With a nod to Daily Timewaster.


What am celebrating on tattoo Tuesday?

October 18, 2016


“… in Sitka, Alaska, on October 18, 1867, the great land of Alaska was transferred from Russia to the United States.

The Russian Double Eagle was lowered for the last time, and the Stars and Stripes made their first appearance over Alaskan soil in a ceremony formalizing the transfer of the territory of Alaska from Tsarist Russia to the United States of America at the incredible purchase price of approximately two cents per acre.”

ref. Alaska Day Festival

I suggest celebrating with a . . .


Or, get a tattoo . . .



What am I listening to?

October 17, 2016


I heard it this weekend and it is kind of stuck in my heart.

Mary Black is the artist.


What am I sappy caiman blogging?

October 14, 2016

butterfly-crocWhile traveling through the Amazon to study reptile and amphibian diversity with the Herpetology Division at the University of Michigan, photographer Mark Cowan happened upon a strange sight: a caiman whose head was nearly covered in butterflies. The phenomenon itself isn’t particularly unusual, salt is critical to the survival of many creatures like butterflies and bees who sometimes drink tears from reptiles in regions where the mineral is scarce (we’ve seen the same thing happen with turtles). What made this sight so unusual was seeing the butterflies organize themselves into three different species groups atop the caiman’s head.


Uh, also, that side eye!

The story is by Christopher Jobson at Colossal and the photographs are by Mark Cowan .


What am I Lego-loving?

October 13, 2016

Functional, stackable, edible gummy Legos – I can’t wait to try this!



from ZME Science