Saturday, April 19, 2014

little boy in trouble

Friday, April 18, 2014

medieval medicine

the cadfael chronicles
In medieval England, many monasteries had cottage hospitals attached to them. The monks who worked in these hospitals had basic medical knowledge but they were probably the best qualified people in the country to help the poor and those who could not afford their own physician. By 1200, there may have been as many as 400 hospitals in England.

jpr: This was undoubtedly true for the whole of Europe!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

vernal pools

good place to find a snapping  turtle

Spring Pools by Robert Frost
These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
The total sky almost without defect,
And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,
Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone,
And yet not out by any brook or river,
But up by roots to bring dark foliage on.
The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods --
Let them think twice before they use their powers
To blot out and drink up and sweep away
These flowery waters and these watery flowers
From snow that melted only yesterday.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

María del Carmen García Galisteo

played Mary Magdalene in Cecil B Demille's King of Kings

jpr: My favorite Christ film of all times. Can't really say why?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

baby rabbits in the snow

Inventor Michael Jackson - who knew!

While his videos used wires, guylines and other technical stuff for tricks and illusions, his live stage performances required special foot gear which MJ invented.
check out this video courtesy Smithsonian, to see what illusion i'm talking about 

Monday, April 14, 2014

largest eggs

Ring Galaxy AM 0644-741 - A Cosmic Easter Egg?
AM 0644-741 is an unbarred, lenticular, ring-galaxy located about 300 million light-years away in the direction of the Volans constellation.