The Snow Queen

illus. by Edward Dulac, story by Hans Christian Andersen

Fairies tribute the moon

Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections 
The moon is honored by fairies with fruit. From a traditional fairy tale. 1991-06


"A poem begins as a lump in the throat,

a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness." 

It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."

 Robert Frost

Bamboo at Kek Lok Si temple in Penag--Bertrand Linet

Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus, and there gaze on the Infinite Beauty.

Songs of Kabîr (1915)

Origami Birds

“If America could be, once again, a nation of self-reliant farmers, craftsmen, hunters, ranchers, and artists, then the rich would have little power to dominate others. Neither to serve nor to rule: That was the American dream.”

Edward Abbey

Safety is all well and good: I prefer freedom.

E.B. White
(The Trumpet of the Swan)

Style is a way to say who are are without having to speak.

Steely Dan- FM (No Static At All)

Good morning

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Irresponsibly made easy


= A preference for the night or darkness. Also called scotophilia .

Slowly the evening changes into the clothes
held for it by a row of ancient trees.

Abend (Evening) (as translated by Cliff Crego)

"Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting. "

Robert Frost


Sharing the warmth


8-cat night

Wine for tough days

Pink Coral / algae

"A shaft of sunlight at the end of a dark afternoon, a note of music, and the way the back of a baby’s neck smells if it’s mother keeps it tidy,” answered Henry.
“Correct,” said Stuart. “Those are the important things. You forgot one thing, though. Mary Bendix, what did Henry Rackmeyer forget?”
“He forgot ice cream with chocolate sauce on it,” said Mary quickly."

 E.B. White (Stuart Little)

HM---Arlene-Wechezak_Ptilota (red algae) (10x)

A bloom of jellyfish

definition of baby

How to jump start your car

Might need this one day...

Octopus GIF

An unhatched egg is to me the greatest challenge in life.

E. B. White
Letter to Reginald Allen (5 March 1973)

The embryo of an Echinaster brasiliensis (starfish), at its four cell stage, seen magnified 60 times.
Image made by Dr. Alvaro Migotto

Dancing baby Skates


Charlotte's message in Charlotte's Web (1952)

Hairy Crab (Pilumnus vespertilio)

Best crab

"... somebody has to be the pioneer and leave the marks for others to follow ...

you've got to have some faith in what you're trying to do. It's easy to have faith as long as it goes along with what you already know. But you've got to have faith in us all the way..."

Tom Wolfe
(The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test)

Immortal? Seriously? In a way, yes.

This jelly is the only known species that is capable of reverting completely to a sexually immature, colonial stage after having reached maturity. So, when it dies, it curls up like most creatures would signaling the end, and then emerges anew from it's own carcass.

Bad camera

Comfy now