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With goofy grins, wonky eyes, and even patterned butt cheeks, Fugly Friends are stuffed with oodles of personality. While these handcrafted toys for cats and dogs aren’t traditionally handsome, they’ll prove it’s what’s inside that matters. In this case: squeaky hearts, fortunes, jingling bells, and catnip.

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Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poetry about Birds by Billy Collins
  Buy BOOK | IndieBound
In this beautiful collection of poems and paintings, Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, joins with David Allen Sibley, America’s foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets to sing for centuries. From Catullus and Chaucer to Robert Browning and James Wright, poets have long treated birds as powerful metaphors for beauty, escape, transcendence, and divine expression.
Here, in this substantial anthology, more than one hundred contemporary and classic poems are paired with close to sixty original, ornithologically precise illustrations. Part poetry collection, part field guide, part art book, Bright Wings presents verbal and visual interpretations of the natural world and reminds us of our intimate connection to the “bright wings” around us. Each in their own way, these poems and pictures honor the enchanting creatures that have been, and continue to be, longtime collaborators with the poet’s and painter’s art.

Looks lovely for the bird lover in your life

public-radio-market:

Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poetry about Birds by Billy Collins

Buy  Buy BOOK | IndieBound

In this beautiful collection of poems and paintings, Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, joins with David Allen Sibley, America’s foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets to sing for centuries. From Catullus and Chaucer to Robert Browning and James Wright, poets have long treated birds as powerful metaphors for beauty, escape, transcendence, and divine expression.

Here, in this substantial anthology, more than one hundred contemporary and classic poems are paired with close to sixty original, ornithologically precise illustrations. Part poetry collection, part field guide, part art book, Bright Wings presents verbal and visual interpretations of the natural world and reminds us of our intimate connection to the “bright wings” around us. Each in their own way, these poems and pictures honor the enchanting creatures that have been, and continue to be, longtime collaborators with the poet’s and painter’s art.

Looks lovely for the bird lover in your life

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The story was all over the news that spring morning 12 years ago. It didn’t sound real – a man had escaped from an Atlanta courtroom, killing a judge and two others, and was on the loose somewhere in the city.

I was shocked by the reports but I wasn’t paying too much attention at the time; I was busy moving flat. That evening, I finished my waitressing shift and busied myself unpacking boxes. I made a quick trip to buy some cigarettes. It was 2am, but I lived in a safe neighbourhood.

Unlocking my front door, I heard a noise behind me and spun round just as a man rushed towards me with a gun. As I screamed, he covered my mouth with his hand and pushed me through the open door: “Scream again and I’ll have to kill you.”

“Please,” I cried. “I have a little girl. Her dad was killed two years ago; I’m all she has left.”

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— Moving account in this Weekend Experience: I was held hostage by a murderer - read the rest (via guardian)

Wow

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guardian:

AOAKN HVPKD FNFJW. Confused? You’re in good company. These inscrutable letters mark the start of a 143-character coded message sent during the second world war, and found strapped to the leg of a dead pigeon down a chimney in Surrey earlier this month.
This is the code found on the pigeon – can you make head or tail of it? Photograph: GCHQ

Fascinating

guardian:

AOAKN HVPKD FNFJW. Confused? You’re in good company. These inscrutable letters mark the start of a 143-character coded message sent during the second world war, and found strapped to the leg of a dead pigeon down a chimney in Surrey earlier this month.

Fascinating

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mydarkenedeyes:

New paper bird sculptures by Diana Beltran Herrera.

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Still sticking with my favorite team.

Still sticking with my favorite team.

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The weather has gone mad! Scary if you ask me.


“New NOAA data shows more than 15,000 weather records set in March

Across the country, an early 2012 heat wave broke into the record books in a big way. According to government data, some 25 states east of the Rock Mountains had their hottest months ever.”

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Excited to be on Tumblr!

I have been meaning to post for some time! Excited to get underway. More soon.