Sacred Harp

Sacred Harp is some of the earliest American folk music. Glorious, harmonic, a capella yelling. ┬áIt is being revived, of all places, in Ireland. The immortal Alan Lomax recorded a bit in the 40s: In the 80s, Sacred Harp was performed in African-American churches by the Wiregrass Singers (video starts a minute in, after the preaching about saving our young… (more…)

Making a Kaleidoscope

Bet you could do this at home.    

New Jellyfish

And he’s total mod design inspiration: Via Colossal.

Spring Babies

Just grabbed a bunch of photos off the car camera. We keep the one with the better zoom in the glove box. We have had the pleasure to meet many new critters this spring: These are the Traffic Cranes, so called because they are usually near or in the road. Papa is outside the frame. This was taken on April… (more…)

Where the Sam Hill have I been?

I have a good excuse: we had a beardie in the hospital. Our girl Portia had a prolapse we couldn’t fix after her last clutch (infertile–we are not breeding her). Turns out, that wasn’t all that was wrong. She had a terrible downturn, and we rushed her to a hospital in Tampa, an hour away. She had egg yolk peritonitis,… (more…)

Elspeth McLean

I wish she had some stones up in her Etsy shop, because they sure are pretty. She has a way with color.

Terra Cotta Luminaries

This looks like kind of a pain, but if you have a bunch of these little pots around, it could be a project.  

Sky Magic

  Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Links, 29 April 2016

  Korean makeup artist transforms herself into Taylor Swift  

Dragons for the Garden

First, you have to make sure the dragons know they’re welcome. Next, send up a signal. If the dragons fly close by, you might be able to use something small: If that doesn’t work, go bigger. Dragons like s’mores, so if you make some in one of these, they will definitely see you on their nightly fly-over. With luck, you’ll… (more…)