This is the 34th issue of the venerable and fun Cat Lovers Against the Bomb wall calendar. We usually have one of these on display and I am always surprised by the number of people who recognize it and know of CLAB. Cute pictures, good cause. Click the link to get your own: http://nebraskansforpeace.org/clab Advertisements
Today, September 22nd, is the day the Sun enters Libra and the beginning of Autumn. In the same way that the Solstice marks the days of longest and shortest “light,” the Equinoxes mark the day of equal light. Nox is the Roman goddess of night so equinox literally means “equal night.” The glyph for Libra represents… Read More Wishing you the very best Autumn!
Most of us around Seattle have had a gloriously, long Summer, marred only by the smoke and ash of the recent wildfires that the rest of the NorthWest have suffered. But Sunday, like turning on a faucet, the rain started and we have overcast skies and rain forecast for the rest of the… Read More Who turned on the rain?
I saw this on Instagram today and couldn’t believe how fast these rats are. I always saw them hopping around when we lived in Arizona and felt sorry for them having to contend with the rattlers but now, after watching this a few times, I can’t imagine how the snakes ever get a meal at… Read More Kangaroo Rats are Desert Ninjas
Summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere on June 21 this year. The word Solstice is Latin in origin and translates as, Sol =the Sun, + stitere =standing still. On that day, the North Pole tilts most directly Sunward. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere experience this as the longest day and shortest night of the year. Around… Read More Happy Summer!
Easter was a big deal when I was a little kid. Grandpa would prepare in advance of the holiday by making the traditional pink horseradish. This is the Polish version of the Paschal bitter herbs and it’s called ćwikła, and even though Grandma made him grate the horseradish in the basement, the fumes would… Read More It’s Easter!
Have you ever wondered how many animals cats actually kill? That exact question was the topic of the Kittycams UGA study by the University of Georgia, and the results have been published by the National Geographic Society. Karin sent me an infographic explaining and summarizing the results of the study, click the link below to see it: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/cats_actually_kill