A rare thing occurred here at home last week…. I woke up to a bit of snow on the ground. I now live south of Albuquerque, almost to the Isleta Pueblo, and close to the bosque (Rio Grande river). We simply just do not get much snow, if any, here. Plenty in the mountains and high desert, but not down in the valley where I live.
Photo Credit: Basheer Sheick-Yousif on 1x.com
Nature & Wildlife Category winner. © Andiyan Lutfi (Indonesia) courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2011.
Hungry ants clamour to get their hands on a piece of chocolate brownie that had been left on a pile of leaves.
Known in Indonesia as the Rang-Rang, the insect lives in colonies where each
has their own role as either worker, drone or queen.
Photo is best seen by clicking on image once to pull it up, then clicking again for full size.
“The hunter and the hunted”
Photo credit: Unknown
Site source: Dark Roasted Blend
Saint Valentine’s Day, often simply Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentinus. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is celebrated in countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth. ~ Unknown
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By: Carlos Barriuso
The New Mexico Corrections Department will be hosting tours once a month at the New Mexico State Penitentiary “Old Main” prison in Santa Fe, beginning February 2, 2012. The prison tours will be hosted once a month to display the history of New Mexico prisons for the past 100 years.
I just love this photo. The quality may not be that good, but the content is what is exceptional.
I do not have any history on this photo, therefore I am unsure of what country this was taken in.
I am guessing India by the style of clothing.
The look on the native children makes me grin from ear to ear as they marvel at the little blond girl.
And the blond girl is precious standing there in amazement in her tiny croc’s.
A there is a lesson many should learn here and that is simply not to hate what is different in others,
but rather to embrace and enjoy.
“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle,
or you can live as if everything is a miracle.”
~ Albert Einstein
In North Carolina, the age limit was 13 for employment in factories such as mills, and children under 18 were allowed to work up to a shocking 66 hours per week! Mill owners had to “knowingly and willfully” break these laws before they could be convicted.
This is the store front above a The Library Bar and Grill in downtown Albuquerque. They have several books “punned” with types of liquor.
This was my “Victim of the Day” for my Project 365 (366) on January 29, 2012. I have updated my project, so please feel free to check out my latest uploads which are from January 29th through February 3rd, 2012.
Stephen Wiltshire is an autistic artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. He was awarded an MBE for services to the art world in 2006. He studied Fine Art at City & Guilds Art College. His work is popular all over the world, and is held in a number of important collections.
Oliver Voss’s floating sculpture is designed to look like a woman bathing in the picturesque Alster Lake.
The three-piece work of art, which is 13ft high and 98ft long.
Here are some amazing photos of the Coast Concordia. It has been hard to grasp the size of this ship from most of the pictures I’ve seen, and the news coverage on TV and the internet. However, in a few of these photos, the rescuers look like tiny miniatures when photographed next to sections of the ship. These are some truly incredible pictures.
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Origami is the art of folding paper, so what’s it called when one creates a digital representation of the meticulous paper art? Whatever it is, artist Jeremy Kool has mastered it in his series entitled The Paper Fox. Kool brilliantly displays paper sculptures of all types of wildlife. The Australia-based graphic designer’s digital illustrations range from an imposing stag to a modest firefly, each made with remarkable believability with realistic creases and textures.
“Place of the Red Willows”
On a plaque in the Taos Visitors Center is written:
“The oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States has been acknowledged by historians
to be our home for more than 1,000 years.
They speculate about where we came from, but we already know the answer:
We have been here since time immemorial.”
This is a photo I took November 2010.