the majestic flapflaps…
Wait, are those breaching mantas?
no they are the majestic flapflaps
This has a habit of happening. Back in the sixteenth century, whenever whales were beached along the coast of the Dutch Republic, a small fair would rise up around them (it would mean a windfall in oil for the townspeople and local nobles) and eventually, after some days, the bowels often exploded all over the rejoicing nobles (with their tents the closest)…. sometimes fatally. They made engravings of these events. This is my kind of last word.
Bluenose Lines Drawing
I can’t knit worth nickels, but I do sometimes have the desire to try spinning…
Northern delights! Enjoy your weekend, everyone.
Previously: The beautiful science of how auroras work.
On the list.
"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."
Vincent van Gogh
"Fresco of Dolphins" from Knossos
More questions. These frescoes… they identified that the dolphin tail is horzontal, do you think they thought of dolphins as just “big fish” or recognized them as something more.
cyanometer, c. 1789, an instrument that measures the blueness of a sky
The Best Dance.