I spent the entire day yesterday not knowing if it was Wednesday or Thursday. And I didn't care. "I'll figure it out tomorrow.", I thought. It was Wednesday but now it is Thursday. I'm still a little confused about the whole situation.
One of my absolute favorite things has been watching and documenting how nature has changed in the short time that I've been here. I took a photo of the same thistle outside of my door everyday.
And my favorite bouquet of thistles on the planet…
I've also really enjoyed finding unexpected intersections
between man and nature. I give you Exhibit A.
I've totally been geeking out on nat history books and I have to say that one of the best lines I've read is the description of a nine-banded armadillo from J.J. Audubon and Rev. J. Bachman who thought the armadillo resembled "a small pig saddled with the shell of a turtle."
If you think that is funny, you might enjoy these as well:
Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy by Melissa Milgrom
The Breathless Zoo by Rachel Poliquin
Natural Histories: Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library
The Birds of America by Audubon
The Authentic Animal : Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy by Dave Madden