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Happy Valentine’s Day! February 14, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death.
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To all of you with love in your life, a big hug.  And to all of you still looking for that special person to go the rest of the way with, an even bigger hug!

And to My Susan, this ice sculpture, found outside of Spoleto Italian Restaurant in downtown Northampton:

It may be a made-up, commercially motivated holiday, but hey, any excuse to say “I love you,” ya know?

😉

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.