A made-for-export porcelain plate from a set displaying a Chinese artist’s take on Western settings. In this case: from Don Quixote. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century [1000×1029]

A made-for-export porcelain plate from a set displaying a Chinese artist’s take on Western settings. In this case: from Don Quixote. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century [1000×1029]

The Zebra loach (Botia striata) is very common under human care yet highly endangered in the wild. It is only found in hilly streams in the Western Ghats, India and is threatened by loss and pollution of its habitat.

The Zebra loach (Botia striata) is very common under human care yet highly endangered in the wild. It is only found in hilly streams in the Western Ghats, India and is threatened by loss and pollution of its habitat.

Last night, a 97-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran approached our jam and requested a few western swing songs from his youth. He said that as his ship was leaving the port for war, they heard San Antonio Rose fading into the distance. Needless to say, we played the song and gave it our all.

Last night, a 97-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran approached our jam and requested a few western swing songs from his youth. He said that as his ship was leaving the port for war, they heard San Antonio Rose fading into the… Continue Reading

I noticed there appeared to be some “solid object” housed inside of a VERY dense and heavy chunk of wet clay. I CAREFULLY removed the wet clay and this is what remains. No clue what it is. Western Iowa

I noticed there appeared to be some “solid object” housed inside of a VERY dense and heavy chunk of wet clay. I CAREFULLY removed the wet clay and this is what remains. No clue what it is. Western Iowa

More pics to come. This is a crinoid fossil I found in a creek in Western Iowa. I feel like this thing looks semi digested maybe? It also appears to be surrounding a different “tooth-like” object. (For lack of a better term)

More pics to come. This is a crinoid fossil I found in a creek in Western Iowa. I feel like this thing looks semi digested maybe? It also appears to be surrounding a different “tooth-like” object. (For lack of a… Continue Reading