This small book by E. L. Grant-Watson was written to teach you how to see all the incredible and interesting things happening during the most unlikely season of the year. “It will add considerably to the pleasure of a winter walk.”
“The ivy, which flowers in December, gives a rich supply of honey to winter moths and those insects that survive the autumn.”
Before WWII, Rudyard Kipling used the swastika as his emblem. In this 1914 book, his stamp is on the front page as well as embossed on the leather binding. After it became a symbol for the Nazi party, he banned the use of his prized stamp in 1935 and had them all destroyed since the good luck symbol had become ‘defiled beyond redemption’.
It’s the telephone, ma’am,” she explained.
‘Oh!’ Felicity leapt to her feet in a flash, hurled the bone into the corner of the room, and flew towards the stairs. At her age one doesn’t trouble to investigate the origin of telephone calls before bounding off to the instrument; for despite any number of disappointments, hope—vague, vast, and uncontrollable—still runs high. To adopt the more cautious methods of one’s elders would be to miss a constantly recurring thrill and a great deal of exercise, while gaining nothing in return.
Beside me (middle), a 2,300+ year-old Greek lion looms during a visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with Eden of snowandgunpowder. I think it is obvious which one is which.
On Studio 33’s site, you can work on solving a mystery surrounding this epic statue: http://nelson-atkins.org/studio33/interactives/interactivelion
500 years ago, Da Vinci invented a ‘‘viola organista’’ but it was never built… until today… thanks to Poland (I love Polish people). Listen to this gorgeous thing in concert for the very first time.
It is a marvel.
Read more about the instruments history and creation by “a Polish concert pianist with a flair for instrument-making.”