Monday, January 04, 2010
Sunday, January 03, 2010
A little bit of history to go with the art...
"The cry of 'Flower Power' echoes through the land. We shall not wilt. Let a thousand flowers bloom."
— Abbie Hoffman, Workshop in Violence, May 1967
From wikipedia... Flower Power originated in Berkeley California as a symbolic action of protest against the Vietnam War. In his November 1965 essay titled How to Make a March/Spectacle, Ginsberg advocated that protesters should be provided with "masses of flowers" to hand out to policemen, press, politicians and spectators. The use of props like flowers, toys, flags, candy and music were meant to turn anti-war rallies into a form of street theater thereby reducing the fear, anger and threat that is inherent within protests.
C is for Cat!
Meet my magnificent feline Toby.
Text from the image reads... "The glorious cat laid on the window sill enjoying the fine spring weather. A bird taunted him from a nearby branch. The cool cat remained indifferent for he was a magnificent specimen of wisdom and poise. No bird could make a fool out of him. Besides, dinner was afoot and his favorite was on the menu."
Wouldn't this make fabulous legal tender? C is for C-note... Heehee.
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Listen, Nature is Talking
And here are a few fun facts about nature from a cool siteI found Batten's Plantscapes
All ladybugs have either two, nine, or fifteen spots.
On a breezy summer day, a mature maple can use over 40 gallons of water per hour.
Scientists estimate that there are at least 200 million times more insects than people.
Some hummingbirds weigh less than a U.S. Penny.
One-half of the world's population cooks with wood or charcoal.
One species of earthworm in Australia can grow up to 10 feet in length.
Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants with approximately 35,000 species.
Strawberries are actually part of the rose family, and are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside.
If everyone in the U.S. recycled their Sunday newspaper, it would save 500,000 trees every week.
Each year Americans send 24 million tons of lawn clippings, leaves, and shrub cuttings to landfills.
In so doing, it takes up about 20 percent of our landfill space.
Seventy percent of all water used by humans worldwide is for irrigation.
Seventy-six percent of Americans consider themselves environmentalists!