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Double Rainbow

The view from my east-facing kitchen window about an hour ago:

Double Rainbow out Kitchen Window 8-27-14

 

August 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM Leave a comment

Guess What People in Colorado Buy Most on eBay

Here’s a map, released by eBay, of the things people in each U.S. state buy the most from the site.  In New Jersey it’s cologne (true to stereotype, I’d say), Texans go for tactical and hunting items (ditto as to stereotype) and Coloradans grab hydroponic growing material.  Pretty funny.

Map ebay purchases

(Image via rack.2.mshcdn.com)

Much larger version here.

(For those of you who have no clue as to what I’m talking about, go here.)

August 26, 2014 at 3:31 PM Leave a comment

USA Pro Challenge Heads Out of Boulder

The hubby and a couple hundred of our neighbors just watched the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race head south out of Boulder toward Denver on the last day of the race.  Between the police cars, the support cars, the helicopters and the racers, lots to take in.  What a great end-of-summer event.

So exciting:

Pro Challenge first

USA Pro Challenge, Boulder, Colorado 8-24-14)

 

Pro Challenge 1

(USA Pro Challenge, Boulder, Colorado 8-24-14)

 

Pro Challenge 2

(USA Pro Challenge, Boulder, Colorado 8-24-14)

 

Pro Challenge 3

(USA Pro Challenge, Boulder, Colorado 8-24-14)

 

Pro Challenge 4

(USA Pro Challenge, Boulder, Colorado 8-24-14)

 

August 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM Leave a comment

Very Cool: 3D Street Art in the UK

Check out this slideshow from HiLikes.com of 3D street art in the United Kingdom.  Some wild and really good stuff there:

3D stret art in the uk via hi-likes.com

(Image via Hi-Likes.com)

View the slideshow here.

August 22, 2014 at 1:58 PM Leave a comment

End Your Week With This Amazingness

A friend told me about Lorenzo Manuel Duran today. He takes a leaf, yes, a leaf and he does things like this with it:

LorenzoManuel Duran.es

(Image via LorenzoEmanualDuran.es.)

Take a minute to look at that gorgeous thing.

Again, see more of LorenzoEmanuelDuran’s work here.

I’m in love.  Oh to have the kind of patience he must have and oh to concentrate on a leaf — a leaf!  — instead of on politics or elections or war or terror or Twitter or a blog…

Happy Friday everyone.

August 8, 2014 at 7:14 PM Leave a comment

In Face of Ebola Outbreak, Liberia’s Medical System is Collapsing

This is not good:

Monrovia liberia via wikipedia

The health care system in Liberia is collapsing, hospitals closing down and medical workers fleeing from the Ebola epidemic, which is poised to worsen, Liberia’s foreign minister said on Thursday.

“People are dying from common diseases because the health care system is collapsing,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan said in an interview with Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“It is going to have a long-term impact, even after this crisis is behind us.”

Treatable diseases such as malaria and diarrhea are left untended because frightened Liberians are shunning medical centers, and these deaths could outstrip those from the Ebola virus by three or four fold, he said.

But his biggest concern is the spreading epidemic.

“We are hearing it is going to get worse before it gets better.

[...]

The country entered the epidemic with only about 50 doctors for 4 million people, he said.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0G72FC20140807?irpc=932

August 7, 2014 at 5:48 PM Leave a comment

Stunning Photo from Gaza

Via Sudarsan Raghavan at the WashingtonPost.

Israeli Bobm 8-4-14

(Image via TheWashingtonPost.com)

More here.

August 4, 2014 at 8:41 PM 3 comments

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