Thursday, July 30, 2015

UFO Sightings

UFO Sightings Chart, ca. 1969

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

tetrahedral kites

Assistants of Alexander Graham Bell observing the progress of one of his tetrahedral kites, 1908

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

insect wings

Photomicrograph of insect wings, ca. 1840, by William Fox Talbot

Monday, July 27, 2015

balloon bird

 illustration of "Laurent de Guzman's Balloon" from Wonderful Balloon Ascents, 1870

Sunday, July 26, 2015

above the clouds

"Coloured wood engraving showing a hot-air balloon flying high above the clouds," artist unknown

Saturday, July 25, 2015


I became a Friend of The Public Domain Review a few weeks ago and serendipitously received their thanks in the mail today--8 postcards based on the theme of flight.  I'll post one a day to help countdown the days till National Aviation Day.  
This is called "Man with wings attached to his tunic," circa 1830, by an unknown artist. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

first in flight

photo by Mike Kelley
Coming up on August 19th is National Aviation Day, and I wonder how many more planes will be flying in the sky.  Franklin Roosevelt declared that we should celebrate growth and advancements in aviation on Orville Wright's birthday.  I find all kinds of flight fascinating and will have more ideas for fun on this day coming soon!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015


My cousin Hillary has photographed 161 species of birds on Big Tancook Island, but she doesn't count the ones from her backyard!  You can see lots of Hillary's beautiful and funny photos and videos on her Facebook pages and on her gallery website:

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sweet Thursday

“This is the greatest mystery of the human mind--the inductive leap. Everything falls into place, irrelevancies relate, dissonance becomes harmony, and nonsense wears a crown of meaning. But the clarifying leap springs from the rich soil of confusion, and the leaper is not unfamiliar with pain.”
John Steinbeck