I do remember when it occurred to me the first time, when I got the idea of painting the way I feel at a given moment. I was sitting in a chair and felt it pressing against me. I still have the drawings where I depicted the sensation of sitting. -- Maria Lassnig
Kantate – The Ballad of Maria Lassnig
Satisfaction – After a night of playing hard…sleep.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction
Purple irises were planted over the graves of women to summon the Greek Goddess Iris to guide the dead in their journey. The ancient Greeks believed the Iris protected them from evil spirits and even today, many Greeks place the Iris on the graves of women to guide their souls into the afterworld. ❖
Penguins are highly social and communicative creatures. Each penguin has a distinct call that identifies their mate or baby. It's like you or me calling out "Hey Ralph!". In other words, they communicate well within their social structure. They prefer to be in groups. This is partly for social connection, partly for survival, and partly for warmth. They huddle in groups to stay warm. In fact, they rotate their group formation, allowing the outer penguins inside the inner circle. That way, everybody gets a chance to be in the middle of the warm "group hug!". - Avia Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)
“In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of.
In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.” – Confucius
“You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen,
the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it.” — Robert Benchley