I’ve known of couple of bike nuts from Alberta. Something about the horribly, long , dark winters leads to the creation of awesome bikes to be enjoyed during the 16 hour summer days. Things like this lovely Duc.
Oh so old school, oh so cool. A turquoise Indian. The details pics of the leaf springs will make you weep.
The Partridge Family was a staple of my tweener life and David Cassidy was on the cover of every dang issue of Tiger Beat for years. But I’m grown up now and sweetened up, hair band singer, wanna-bes do nothing for me. That bus they drove, on the other hand, I’d still buy.
Olive trees show how sexual differentiation in plants can change over time. And why that change may remain incomplete. Fascinating botany and a reminder that gender is mutable.
The world’s oldest tree, it’s a somewhat contested title. I mean, what exactly is a tree? and how do you measure old? None-the-less, here’s scoop on 12 contenders. Including this tiny spruce in Sweden named after a geologist’s dog.
Science on a larger scale. Tides are the result of the moon and the sun messing about with the water floating around the Earth. There’s a nice set of explanations, some questions answered, and simple animated graphics
Art, Images, and Design
The Chinese have a long tradition of gestural landscape painting. Sail has updated the materials and methods but still produces dreamy images of places you’d like to be. A plum tree on a wall in Shanghai. Done with spray paint.
Bunnies, bees, a baby reindeer. Tulips, cherry blossoms, and wellington boots. The Big Picture has a round of spring images. (And there’s a Magpie!)
Shepard Fairey brings his signature style to a multi-cultural tribute on Melrose Ave.
the sun is out! the hail will return, no doubt.