Occasionally, I write original stuff and post it here. More commonly, this is where I store pictures of art, museum exhibits, film stills, and other stuff I find interesting.

 

amnhnyc:

In the Ichthyology collections area, shelf after shelf is filled with fish specimens from around the world. Photographed by @dave.krugman #InsideAMNH

This makes me miss my former workplace. 

amnhnyc:

In the Ichthyology collections area, shelf after shelf is filled with fish specimens from around the world. Photographed by @dave.krugman #InsideAMNH

This makes me miss my former workplace. 

amnhnyc:

Corythosaurus is a member of the group of duck-billed dinosaurs called hadrosaurs, which walked and ran on their two hind legs. The species’ strange skull is capped by a crescent-shaped helmet that contains extended tubes, which formed elaborate nasal passages.

Collected in 1912 in Alberta, Canada, this Corythosaurus is among the finest dinosaur specimens ever found. The preservation of fossilized skin impressions and a meshwork of calcified tendons that stiffened the tall vertebrae make it a rare find.

This specimen is located in the Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs.

  1. gennaiv said: It was doing just such a good deed years ago that I discovered a turtle is not shy about relieving himself on you!

Yup! That’s definitely happened to me before when turtle-rescuing. Luckily the last little guy I moved managed to hold it.

amnhnyc:

The manatee diorama in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Photographed #InsideAMNH by @jmsuarez_

amnhnyc:

The manatee diorama in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Photographed #InsideAMNH by @jmsuarez_

Lobo is a blip of pecan trees and abandoned buildings on Highway 90 between Valentine and Van Horn. A few years ago, the old ghost town was bought up by an affable German graphic designer. He installed water, turned on the lights, and transformed an old service station into a temporary outdoor theater: Desert Dust Cinema

The evening was absurdly beautiful. Maxfield Parrish clouds soared in the golden air, and the mountains glowed. The air was an intoxicating potion of herbs, cut grass, and wood smoke that I drank like wine. The drive and the chance to walk along the prairie on such a perfect night was worth the trip alone, but it was matched by the interesting assortment of short animated films that made up the night’s film schedule. 

I wasn’t feeling too great, so we didn’t stick around and chat around the campfire after the screenings. But what a dream: showing awesome, unexpected films in a place of one’s own, under a desert moon. Wonders.

Saturday was a gift: golden fall sunlight, a slice of ricotta and spinach pizza at Pizza Foundation, a beer and ping pong at Planet Marfa. We drove West to Lobo over a prairie lush from the recent rains. And we met this fine fellow, who was crossing the highway on important business.

gennaiv:

For The Big Booty Lovers: Booties don’t get any bigger than Big Tex, whom I saw for the 1st time since fire destroyed the original (I told you he was hot!). We spent an exhausting Saturday at the State Fair of Texas on a warm fall day. The Cotton Bowl hosted the annual Grambling/Prairie View A&M football game & we saw their world-famous bands march into the stadium before the kids prevailed & it was back to the midway. And what did hubby do all this time? Kept track of the Texas/Kansas game on his iPhone, of course.

Big Tex Redux is looking good!