The nest had been built on the south side of the ravine by both parents. They dug a shallow cup in the bank’s soil and hauled in fallen leaves from the forest floor to fill the cup and provide a short pathway to the nest, a task that ornithologists say takes three to four days. Incubation by the female lasts 12 to 14 days and the altricial nestlings go from naked to fully feathered in nine or 10 days when they fledge.
Right now, most of our the world’s collective creative energy is spent making fun of our president. Good for us, really. Every day, I see at least one joke that I wish I’d thought of, a few more that make me laugh, and at least 50 memes that I want to launch into the sun.
[ Last week I wrote a bit about Rockefeller Center and Christmas, and that got me thinking about Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, which sits just across the street on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street. And that got me thinking about Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral, down on Prince Street and Mulberry. And then I thought, I’d rather stay downtown this week anyway, and I remembered how a scene in Mean Streets takes place in the Old Saint Patrick’s cemetery between Charlie and Johnny Boy and how Roger Ebert described Robert Deniro’s portrayal of Johnny Boy as, “almost as a holy fool: a smiling jokester with no sense of time or money.” And I wondered, well who wouldn’t want to be considered at least a little bit like that? I mean, I can’t be the only one right? If you want to be holy, or if you want to be a fool, you need to try to work the other thing in there as well, to balance it out a bit, or else you’re probably just an idiot.
Folk begyndte efter Silkevejen ca. 4.000 r siden. Meget f mennesker gennemkrer hele sin lngde, med undtagelse af Marco Polo (1256 1323), den bermte opdagelsesrejsende. Yesterday I was poking around the web trying to learn more about how to get seeds to sprout with more success, and I found a reference to something called “seed scarification”. This is a fancy way of describing the method of nicking, sanding, or clipping off part of the seed’s shell so water can get to the inside part to activate germination. You can search YouTube to see a selection of videos on this topic..
Our orders to go ahead were cancelled because of stormy weather, which lashed the channel, and when we eventually set off for the embarkation point, the date was June 19th. Farewells were said to my colleagues, not too seriously, after all, they would rejoin me, in a week or so, in Normandy. I never saw any of them again! Although, a year later, I read in a forces newspaper that John Simons was giving piano recitals in Hamburg..