A collection of thoughts on, and examples of, curious things
Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
Was given some old postcards and found this one with Leedermeg in it!
I remember seeing this thing as a kid but only saw Brian Blanchflower’s book many years later. The story I heard that was there was a chrome plating plant that was bulldozed when the Mitchell Freeway went through and the strange chemical precipitation megalith was dug up where the plant’s waste water was dumped. At the time it was so big it couldn’t be removed. I must go down to the site to see what is left (I’m thinking it has gone now????)
Blanchflower, Brian. 1979. Leedermeg: Documentation of Event: Honey Ritual at Leederville Megalith 24th February 1979. unknown: Parameters Publications.
The very last Xmas island Pipistrelle bat was heard on 25 August 2009 with no further ‘sightings’ (hearings) despite intensive efforts to locate the species. http://www.perditaphillips.com/the-very-last-christmas-island-pipistrelle-bat/ A tribute to an incomprehensible inability to act.
Penguins listening to the Gramophone during the summer from The Heart of the Antarctic (1909) by Ernest Shackleton
stuck in traffic jam, SERIOUSLY tailgated by a BUS, osprey lands on light pole.
I can’t embed this so you will have to visit the site: http://www.metmuseum.org/connections/birding/
It’s from a series of eclectic samples of the collection written by employees of the Met Museum (this one by editor Dale Tucker)