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A Valentine’s Day Date. February 20, 2010

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Love and Death.
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This comes late, I know.  But I’ve just recently returned to work, and hitting the road at 5:30AM  is a shock to the system, and some of the want-to’s need to wait ’till I get a chance to do them justice.

Anyway, this past weekend I took Susan to the Amherst College Museum of Natural History.

Talk about a cheap date.  She opted to skip lunch in favor of a chance to see stones and bones.

And of each, there were plenty.  Some bones:

A moose takes advantage of our subjugate perspective to lord it over a present-day elephant’s ass and a much grander mastadon’s curving tusks.

And here’s a wall of prehistoric mammals of various sizes:

That bottom one is a Big Boy, think “rhinoceros on steroids.”

Susan stood in the facing stairs, transfixed, for quite a while:

I’m guessing she was imagining their musculature, she being an Equine Massage Therapist, lost in their thick, coarse fur, waist deep in the grasses of a long lost veldt.

We marveled at the fossil record of a feathered Archeopteryx:

…Some long-gone fishies:

…and the rapacious maw of a Tyranosaurus Rex:

Susan was pleased:

Tomorrow we’re off to the Amherst Orchid Show, inexplicably staged in Northampton.

Film at 11.

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1. sherry - February 20, 2010

cool-she’d love the museum here- some of the best dinos in the world here. check em out on-line.

2. Paul in ABQ - February 20, 2010

When you’re romancin’ a girl you need to tailor the method to the girl. I think you’re doing splendidly here.

3. Steve - February 25, 2010

I was caught by the shot of the wall of mammal skeletons – and then doubly so by your shot of Susan, and your description of what might be going through her mind.

4. susan - February 27, 2010

Very nice and very lovely lady.


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