Roses trained over the door -- a cliche for pretty, but someone had to wrestle with the thorns. I wonder if that increases the sense of protection.
#florespondence in Seattle
An academic talk in #Islamabad, #Pakistan and via webinar on environmental diplomacy and water conflicts given by Professor Asim Zia (my husband) on Thursday at 6 am EDT (New York City time). He will cover #Kabul, #Indus, #Jordan, #Missisquoi, and #Kali Rivers
#AdaptiveManagement. #Rivers. #EnvironmentalPolicy. #ComplexSystems
RPG blogger Skerples writes about a silent movie: Die Nibelungen (1924):
«Isn't he gorgeous~. To quote Anna Russell, "And he's very young and he's very strong and he's very brave and he's very handsome and he's very stupid. Just look at those shots though. All from the first 10 minutes of the film. It's 1924. The camera can't move, so every shot needs to be framed, and nobody framed like Fritz. Just look at the shadows! The smoke!»
Israel/Palestine (a + step for once) Show more
I can't think of a time in my adult life when peace between Israel and the Palestinians has felt so remote. People seemed to be giving up even before P45 upset what balance there was.
But some have never given up, and a coalition of groups doing grassroots person-to-person peacebuilding have just got a bill to fund much more such work introduced in the US Congress. https://mailchi.mp/k4p/partnership-fund If you're in the US, please write to your reps in support.
#TuesdayThoughts: juvenile snow owls sometimes sleep face down. Older ones can sleep whilst perched, but the weight of their heads could make a young snow owl topple over if they slept this way. THEY ARE NOT DRUNK OWLS!
I want to write a free, copyleft book about how to thrive on low income in the USA, because all the books on personal finance give advice like "don't buy a latte every day," instead of "first, get your staples at the food bank, and *then* any other food via food stamps."
I've been writing an outline, and I need more sources. What books and links can you tell me about that are like more the food stamp example? (And please retoot!)
You’ll be happy to know that both Toxicoscordion and Zigadenus are equally acceptable genera for death camas, though my primary sources have it listed under T. paniculatum, so maybe not quite equal.
Thanks for indulging me. Great find! We have them here on our prairies.
BarnCamp 2019 - 21st to 23rd June - Wye Valley, UK
"BarnCamp is a low-cost rural DIY skillsharing event open to everyone, including UK activists, campaigners, people involved in social and community groups, and anybody else with an interest in technology and how to subvert it to put it to good use. All skill levels are invited and we promise that workshops are not too geeky."
#florespondence from Seattle: this star-of-bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) showed up in my yard for the first time this year.
I'm finding weirdly conflicting reports on edibility, with some people saying it's a widely recognized famine food & others pointing out that it contains the same cardiac toxins as lily of the valley. I'm assuming the toxicity can be reduced by the right cooking/processing but in the absence of an actual informant who's done it before to show me how... nope nope nope
Math, soil, ecology, feminism, material history, literature of the long nineteenth, waltz, polka, leavened bread. Seattle and parts northwest.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more