03 January 2015
02 January 2015
"On a sunny day with temperatures at 28 degrees, a leaf lands on the ice. The dark leaf conducts heat, so much so that by day's end, the leaf has worked its way through several inches of ice. Sure, it may be covered again, but as long as the leaf remains in the ice, it will forever conduct heat, creating pockets in the ice."
This illustration is from an article about Bill Bevis, the instigator of Missoula’s outdoor ice rink at Rattlesnake School, underscoring the critical importance for an outdoor rink to have a white base that will reflect, not absorb,the sun's rays.
Nature informs all variety of science; & what a perfectly timed read for my little leaf photo!
We've had some steady cold ; here's hoping for a good skating day.
01 January 2015
In case your New Year resolution includes tackling that chaotic hall cupboard, here’s a little organizational inspiration to prime the pump.
31 December 2014
And what to my wondering eyes should appear at a '50s themed church bridal shower but a real live juke box!
I found the repetitive lines even more fascinating than the fact that someone just happened to have such a treasure in their collection of cool stuff.
Wishing you a little jumpin’ juke box jive for your New Year’s Eve entertainment.
Or a good book and cup o' tea, as you wish!
30 December 2014
“As the wind at midday rains whitening over
As the night-bird glimmers a moment, fleeting
between the lonely watcher and the moon,
So softly inaudibly they rained,
While I sat silent.”
29 December 2014
Northern Pacific Railroad built Livingston's embellished and colonnaded depot in 1902 as the original access to Yellowstone National Park.
Click here for more photos and information of the building's past and present.