Sunday, December 19, 2010

Weather Advisory: Lunar Eclipse, Winter Solstice Overlap First Time In 456 Years

Weather dependent, North America will be treated to a total lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning. What makes this eclipse rare is that it coincides with the winter solstice, a feat that has not occurred in over 350 years.

Winter Storms pounding the West Coast

Record rainfall causes flooding, road closures, crashes; flood advisory extended until 7:15 p.m.
Rain expected to last until Christmas
Downpours Send Santa Barbara Rainfall Totals Soaring

Thursday, November 25, 2010

FELIX: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

FELIX THE CAT 1932 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Wiki: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

"In 1927, Felix the Cat became the first official parade balloon. Macy's filled the rubber animal with helium but didn't have a plan for deflating it when the parade was done, so Felix was just released into the air. He popped, of course, so the next year officials released balloons again, but incorporated release valves designed to let the helium leak out slowly over the course of a week. The balloons' release received much publicity; Macy's claimed that they would float hundreds of miles away from New York before landing softly in fields or people's yards. Stitched into balloons was a return address, and those who found one could return it to Macy's for a $100 reward. Unfortunately their flights weren't so peaceful. Out of five balloons, three landed in Long Island (one was torn to pieces by neighbors competing for the prize), one drifted into the East River, and one floated out to sea never to return. Stubbornly, Macy's tried the balloon release again, but in 1932 an errant balloon wrapped itself around a passing airplane's wing, sending it into a tailspin."
Earth Cam


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New kitten August 24, 2010

New kitten August 24, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Louise Bourgeois

Summary: A documentary attempting to shed light on what makes fascinatingly fractious Louise Bourgeois, one of the world’s greatest living artists, tick.

RIP nyt: Louise Bourgeois
Influential Sculptor, Dies at 98

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine is an intimate encounter with the 96-year-old sculptress that includes film and video archive of Bourgeois’s life and art. American filmmakers, Amei Wallach (in her directorial debut) and Marion Cajori (who died of cancer shortly before the film was completed), focus on interviewing Bourgeois in her Brooklyn studio, along with her son Jean-Louis and long-time assistant Jerry Gorovoy.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Roxy the friendly pug

The Pug
A small breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail. Pug puppies are often called puglets. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colors, and a compact square body with well-developed muscle. They have been described as multum in parvo ("much in little"), referring to the Pug's personality and small size. Known in Ancient China as "Lo-Sze", they may have been responsible for both the modern Pekinese and King Charles Spaniel.

Bloomington, IN

Pug images.

ROZANNE:: the visitor
HOUGHTON BONAVENTURE::: Pugs and their people

Vintage Photo of the Day
Mental Health Psychology Animal Intelligence
Pugs and friends.....

Monday, May 10, 2010

Rico and Kico

Two white tigers, Rico and Kico, were born at Germany's Serengeti-Park zoo on March 8. According to The Times, the cubs are being hand-reared by surrogate parents after their tiger parents, Bianca and Paul, rejected them. See how the cubs are coming along now!

White tiger cubs at play
Toronto Sun - Apr 21, 2010
Two white Tiger cubs named Rico and Kico were born on March 8, 2010 at the private safari park and they will be raised with bottled milk by keeper Regina ...

Abandoned White Tiger Cubs PHOTOS


Gulf Spill Halliburton: Company Worked On Rig 20 Hours Before Explosion | 05/10/10 01:02 PM
Lawsuits Claim Company Is To Blame

7 Long-Term Effects Of The Gulf Oil Spill PHOTOS | 5-10-10 |
BP 'Trying Anything People Can Think Of'

White House Won't Address Drone Strike Debate 5-10-10

Sunday, May 9, 2010


It was a hard week for news. A massive ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that started on April 20, 2010. The spill followed a blowout that caused an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig, which then sank off the coast of Louisiana

Louisiana oil spill

Obama visits Louisiana to see oil spill response, pledges assistance
12:00 AM CDT on Monday, May 3, 2010
President Barack Obama, with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal after arriving in New Orleans on Sunday, said the government will do 'whatever it takes' to help end the crisis.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Once teetering on the brink of extinction, California brown pelicans are now flourishing.