. Macho men take note. Famous antler-locked moose at LL bean. Antlers were found in the woods in 2006 and proved impossible to separate. Maine Fisheriies & Wildlife did the taxidermy restoration, Bean displays.  (at L.L.Bean Freeport Store)

. Macho men take note. Famous antler-locked moose at LL bean. Antlers were found in the woods in 2006 and proved impossible to separate. Maine Fisheriies & Wildlife did the taxidermy restoration, Bean displays. (at L.L.Bean Freeport Store)

The trout tank at LL Bean. Some monstrous brookies in here. (at L.L.Bean Freeport Store)

The trout tank at LL Bean. Some monstrous brookies in here. (at L.L.Bean Freeport Store)

Hunting camp at LL Bean. Incredible. (at L.L.Bean Freeport Store)

Hunting camp at LL Bean. Incredible. (at L.L.Bean Freeport Store)

Richard Russo and Andre Russo III at The Space, discussing the Oxford comma. And other stuff.  (at SPACE Gallery)

Richard Russo and Andre Russo III at The Space, discussing the Oxford comma. And other stuff. (at SPACE Gallery)

Birchbark car body rust repair. Seriously. #Maine

Birchbark car body rust repair. Seriously. #Maine

When Marquez Saw Hemingway & the Wine Guy Wept Over a Nobel

When Marquez Saw Hemingway & the Wine Guy Wept Over a Nobel

In wake of Marquez’s death, reposting this, which originally ran Nov 22, 2011. RIP, GMM.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 30 years ago, on seeing Hemingway 32 years earlier in Paris:

For a fraction of a second, as always seemed to be the case, I found myself divided between my two competing roles. I didn’t know whether to ask him for an interview or cross the avenue to express my unqualified admiration…

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Peter Matthiessen In Paradise

Peter Matthiessen In Paradise

Matthiessen In Paradise

Perhaps so.

Rivendell Books, here in Montpelier, didn’t waste anytime putting this where it belongs, right out front. I think of Matthiessen late as I go birding, for he set the bird hook in my long ago with Wildife in America and then the African books.

On down the track. I’m finding the death of artists I like brings a particular and particularly painful sort of grief. Experienced first…

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Tracking The Mystery Plane in Iran

Tracking The Mystery Plane in Iran

The tracking of planes has become a kind of global sport, as largely amateur photographers post thousands of images showing arrivals and departures in their attempts to chronicle flight paths. In the case of this plane, for example, one spotter spied it leaving an airport in Zurich around the time of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, held in January. Another photographer tracked the…

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Vikings & Ministers of Parliament Exchange Glances

Sometimes the short items are the most fun. From Today’s Times, via the genius Giles Kristian

Vikings & Ministers of Parliament Exchange Glances

Sometimes the short items are the most fun. From Today’s Times, via the genius Giles Kristian

“The temporary photo will wrongly be called frivolous or trivial — after all, only unimportant images could be so easily parted with. But as we have seen, there is meaning in witnessing ephemerality itself, an appreciation of impermanence for its own sake. By carving a space away from the growing necessity to record and collect life into database museums, temporary photography encourages an appreciation of the importance of experiencing the present for its own sake.”
Our snowdrops, impatient, are pushing up through 3 inches of rock-hard ice. #spring #winter #gardens  (at le jardin)

Our snowdrops, impatient, are pushing up through 3 inches of rock-hard ice. #spring #winter #gardens (at le jardin)

From front to back: Riverside ice, Riverside bench, river, more ice.  #spring #vermont #highwater (at north branch nature center)

From front to back: Riverside ice, Riverside bench, river, more ice. #spring #vermont #highwater (at north branch nature center)

Vernal pool #selfie. (at north branch nature center)

Vernal pool #selfie. (at north branch nature center)

The North Branch barely contained. Many snow melt. Such wet. Whoa. #vermont #rivers #spring  (at North Branch of the Winooski River)

The North Branch barely contained. Many snow melt. Such wet. Whoa. #vermont #rivers #spring (at North Branch of the Winooski River)

Sir @lunaticcarl’s fine book, Savage Harvest, gets a front window promo from Rivendell books - & Jimi. #books #savageharvest

Sir @lunaticcarl’s fine book, Savage Harvest, gets a front window promo from Rivendell books - & Jimi. #books #savageharvest