thanks the the "Bridge of Flowers" pics, Patty, Photographer
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A woman who wears clothes to display fashions.|
|Usage:||She longed to become a mannequin and preened for hours before going out in public.|
Idiom of the Day
— In many small fragments.
Nevado del Ruiz Erupts in Colombia (1985)
When ash began to fall on the Colombian town of Armero, local authorities assured residents that it was safe to stay put, despite geologists' warnings to the contrary. It had been more than 140 years since the last serious eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz, known to residents as "the Sleeping Lion." That night, a lahar—a massive flow of mud and debris—swept down the side of the erupting volcano, destroying Armero.
Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 CE)
Augustine was bishop of Hippo, a Roman city that is now Annaba, Algeria. In his early 30s, he converted to Christianity, gave up his position as professor of rhetoric, became a bishop, and turned his home into a monastery. He served for more than 40 years. While he lay dying, Vandals destroyed his city but spared his library. His writings, which include Confessions and De Civitate Dei, deeply influenced Western Christianity.
Feast of St. Frances Cabrini
The first American citizen to be proclaimed a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, Francesca Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917) was born in Italy. She founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart in 1880, and went on to establish orphanages, schools and hospitals in many American cities, as well as in Europe and South America. She was canonized on July 7, 1946. Her feast day is commemorated in many places, but particularly at Mother Cabrini High School in New York City, in whose chapel she is buried, and at every establishment of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart.
Ancient Wolf-Size Otter Had Bizarrely Strong BiteSix million years ago, a hundred-pound otter was on the prowl somewhere in the swampy wetlands of what's now southwestern China.
Ancient Wolf-Size Otter Had Bizarrely Strong Bite
1789 - Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
1805 - Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invented a recipe and called it the "frankfurter."
1927 - The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River. (As a child, I used to wave to all the workers you would see in the tunnel as we drove by. That is no longer deemed healthy so no one walks through the tunnel, no waving)
1961 - The Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was released.
1968 - The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S.
1971 - The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars.
1977 - The comic strip "Li'l Abner" by Al Capp appeared in newspapers for the last time.
1995 - Greg Maddux (Atlanta Braves) became the first major league pitcher to win four consecutive Cy Young Awards.
2009 - NASA announced that water had been discoved on the moon. The discovery came from the planned impact on the moon of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS).
READERS INFO1. CELESTIAL EVENT TONIGHT:
November 13 - Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. A spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible in the evening sky. The two bright planets will be extremely close, appearing only 0.3 degrees apart. Look for this impressive pairing in the Eastern sky just before sunrise.
Dickens on Cypress Creek Christmas Market 2017
Nov 15-18, 2017 | Spring, TX
Cypress Creek Christian Church|6823 Cypresswood Dr
The Dickens on Cypress Creek Christmas Market is a Victorian-inspired market with almost a hundred booths. Vendors and attendees are encouraged to dress in their finest Victorian garb while shopping for crafts, clothing, collectibles and antiques. The free event also offers a raffle with proceeds going to the Cypress Creek Community Chorale.
further information: Dickens on Cypress Creek Christmas Market
Book Festival of the MJCCA 2017
Nov 4-19, 2017 | Atlanta, GAMarcus JCC Atlanta|5342 Tilly Mill Rd
Atlanta’s Book Festival of the MJCCA is a huge literary event spanning fifteen days and featuring authors, celebrities, journalists and scholars. There are multiple opportunities for book lovers to interact with authors including panel discussions, meet and greets, book signings and readings. Gallery exhibitions showcase work from solo artists as well as touring shows from a national network of galleries and museums. There are several activities for children and teens, too, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
The Danish West Indian daler was the currency of the Danish West Indies between 1849 and 1917, and of the United States Virgin Islands between 1917 and 1934. The coin shown here is a ten-daler gold coin issued in 1904, the only year such coins were minted. Also struck that year were gold coins worth four daler.
A woman takes a selfie during storm Ophelia
knit, Christmas ornament
crochet, Christmas ornament
(this is similar but not the exact picture)
Reflection Fall Lake Jigsaw Puzzle
Crystallized Honey? No Problem!
Biodiversity Reclamation Suits: Extinct Bird Costumes for Urban Pigeons Crocheted by Laurel Roth Hope
When first engaging with these crocheted bird suits by artist Laurel Roth Hope, it’s not without a bit of whimsy and an immediately appreciation for her skill with yarn and needle. The colorful one-of-a-kind sweaters are each designed to fit a standard urban pigeon, complete with a hood retrofitted with eye and beak holes. While the project isn’t without a bit of humor, its warning is particularly dire: each suit represents an extinct bird species and highlights the futility of restoring lost biodiversity. The works are purposely displayed on hand-carved pigeon mannequins to suggest that animals we most abhor are often the ones most capable of thriving within a human-made environment.