birdsbirdsbirds–andperhapsapug: Yellow-rumped Warbler…

Posted by jbc on July 1st, 2016 at 5:12 pm

birdsbirdsbirds–andperhapsapug:

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)–Splish Splash, Portal, Arizona, May 9, 2016

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alanprickman: Alan Rickman + Period piece costumes ↳ Sense…

Posted by jbc on July 1st, 2016 at 12:09 pm

alanprickman:

Alan Rickman + Period piece costumes

Sense & Sensibility [1995]

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jeanpolfus: Calypso orchid (Calypso bulbosa). The foothills…

Posted by jbc on July 1st, 2016 at 7:06 am

jeanpolfus:

Calypso orchid (Calypso bulbosa). The foothills near Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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sylvia-morris: my imaginary room of peacefulness

Posted by jbc on July 1st, 2016 at 6:26 am

sylvia-morris:

my imaginary room of peacefulness

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bodleianlibs: 1 July 2016 marks 100 years since the Battle of…

Posted by jbc on July 1st, 2016 at 6:26 am

bodleianlibs:

1 July 2016 marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.

The horror and lasting effects of the battle cannot be exaggerated. With over 1.6 million casualties the Somme stands as a symbol of the folly, the vanity and the stupidity that drove the First World War. It was a battle which resulted in millions dead, the decimation of families and the scarring of a continent.

Wilfred Owen, a survivor of the battle, captured the horror in his poem Dulce et Decorum est, a draft of which is pictured above and currently on display in our Treasury gallery. He sarcastically dedicates the poem to Jessie Pope, a pro-war poet.

The poem’s closing lines, Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori, are taken from a Latin poem by Horace of the 1st century BCE. It means:

it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country

Wilfred Owen argues that if you were to have witnessed what he had seen – men, poisoned by gas, blood ‘gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud…’, then:

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.

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How’s it going?

Posted by jbc on June 30th, 2016 at 6:20 pm

How’s it going?

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Western Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus), McGee Creek,…

Posted by jbc on June 30th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Western Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus), McGee Creek, Eastern Sierra, 2016-06-30

This is a male, flashing his blue throat.

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Whitney’s Locoweed (Astragalus whitneyi), McGee Creek, Eastern…

Posted by jbc on June 30th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Whitney’s Locoweed (Astragalus whitneyi), McGee Creek, Eastern Sierra, 2016-06-30

Eventually those inflated seed pods dry out, turn gold, and blow away, breaking apart to release the plant’s seeds in a new location.

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McGee Creek, Mono, California, US Jun 30, 2016 11:04 AM – 12:10…

Posted by jbc on June 30th, 2016 at 5:24 pm

McGee Creek, Mono, California, US
Jun 30, 2016 11:04 AM – 12:10 PM

15 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-breasted Sapsucker 2
Warbling Vireo 1
Black-billed Magpie 1
Common Raven 2
House Wren 1
American Robin 1
European Starling 1
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Green-tailed Towhee 6
Black-headed Grosbeak 1
Lazuli Bunting 1
Brewer’s Blackbird 1
Bullock’s Oriole 2

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Photo

Posted by jbc on June 30th, 2016 at 5:05 pm

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Photo

Posted by jbc on June 30th, 2016 at 4:26 pm

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catonhottinroof: Ernest Parton In a Fairy Woodland  

Posted by jbc on June 30th, 2016 at 12:13 pm

catonhottinroof:

Ernest Parton

In a Fairy Woodland  

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debunkshy: Northern Waterthrush Salmo Pond, WI

Posted by jbc on June 30th, 2016 at 7:17 am

debunkshy:

Northern Waterthrush

Salmo Pond, WI

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Heart Lake cabin

Posted by jbc on June 30th, 2016 at 12:54 am

Heart Lake cabin

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How softly these rocks are adorned

Posted by jbc on June 30th, 2016 at 12:53 am

How softly these rocks are adorned

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Mountain Pride (Penstemon newberryi) was John Muir’s favorite…

Posted by jbc on June 30th, 2016 at 12:34 am

Mountain Pride (Penstemon newberryi) was John Muir’s favorite flower. I came upon a small patch of them on a rocky outcrop on the trail to Heart Lake.

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mostlythemarsh: Hay

Posted by jbc on June 29th, 2016 at 5:01 pm

mostlythemarsh:

Hay

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katefuckingwinslet: Sense + Sensibility (1995) Can he love…

Posted by jbc on June 29th, 2016 at 12:09 pm

katefuckingwinslet:

Sense + Sensibility (1995)

Can he love her? Can the soul really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn – to be on fire, like Juliet or Guinevere or Eloise. 

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Humanity may be alone in the Universe

Posted by jbc on June 29th, 2016 at 9:39 am

Humanity may be alone in the Universe

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mostlythemarsh: Fort Lawrence

Posted by jbc on June 29th, 2016 at 7:30 am

mostlythemarsh:

Fort Lawrence

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