Westminster Sunset

WESTMINSTER SUNSET

Westminster Sunset, JMW Turner

A SECOND-RATE TURNER

Because of today's featured art. Art creates an incomparable and unique effect, and, having done so, passes on to other things. Nature,...

 
 
 

C.S. LEWIS ON LISTENING TO HITLER

On July 19, Lewis had been listening with Havard to a BBC broadcast of Hitler's "Last Appeal to Great Britain" address before the Reichstag,...

Russian Balloon Seller

RUSSIAN BALLOON SELLER

Russian Balloon Seller - streets of Petrograd 1881 Miss Rose Rayner

 
 
 
Braniff stewardesses in the 1960s

BRANIFF STEWARDESSES IN THE 1960S

Braniff stewardesses in the 1960s, via Traces of Texas Braniff stewardesses in the 1960s. They are wearing uniforms designed by Italian...

AMERICA AND SPACE

In America there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is - that is what makes America what it is. Gertrude Stein That certainly...

 
 
 

GREAT FIRST LINE: HOGFATHER

Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

Marsh Harrier

MARSH HARRIER

Marsh Harrier , Remo Savisaar I don't know how Remo Savisaar gets such stunning photos, I just know that he does it over and over....

 
 
 

IT IS A CURIOUS THING

It is a curious thing about the attitude of our non-Catholic friends towards the Catholic Saints; they always strive to discredit,...

Butterflies

BUTTERFLIES

Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson, Butterflies

 
 
 

THIS DIWALI - THUGS OF HINDOSTAN

As any regular readers have been unable to avoid knowin, we're really into Bollywood movies lately. In addition to the fun of finding...

ONE CAN NEVER WRESTLE ENOUGH WITH GOD IF ONE DOES SO OUT OF PURE REGARD FOR THE TRUTH

It seemed to me certain, and I still think so today, that one can never wrestle enough with God if one does so out of pure regard for...

 
 
 
Café Américain

CAFÉ AMÉRICAIN

Café Américain , Edward B. Gordon

Night's Bright Darkness by Sally Read

NIGHT'S BRIGHT DARKNESS BY SALLY READ

In the spring of 2010 Sally Read was heralded as one of the bright young writers of the British poetry scene. Feminist, atheist and...

 
 
 
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski

THE FELLOWSHIP: THE LITERARY LIVES OF THE INKLINGS BY PHILIP ZALESKI AND CAROL ZALESKI

A stirring group biography of the Inklings, the Oxford writing club featuring J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis C.S. Lewis is the twentieth...

GINGERSNAPS

A recipe for classic crisp, spicy gingersnaps truly worthy of the "snap" in their name. These are the ones I make every Christmas....

 
 
 
Julie's hanging on to her skeleton. Scott is trying to hide from the wind

JULIE'S HANGING ON TO HER SKELETON. SCOTT IS TRYING TO HIDE FROM THE WIND

Obviously Ray Bradbury's better at horror than they realized! Episode 192 of A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast: The October Country...

Feast of the Guardian Angels

FEAST OF THE GUARDIAN ANGELS

Another of my favorite feast days. A statue of an angel at a cemetery in Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana Devotion to the...

 
 
 

WE'RE BACK!

And we had a wonderful time exploring the Old and New South in Charleston, Savannah, Muscle Shoals, and points en route. I will share...

Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux: The Strong Woman Called the "Little Flower"

FEAST DAY OF ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX: THE STRONG WOMAN CALLED THE "LITTLE FLOWER"

What broke open connecting with St. Therese for me? A good translation and a second book. I wrote about it for Patheos several years...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

T House / Creative Architects

T House / Creative Architects

© Hiroyuki Oki Architects: Creative Architects Location: Dĩ An, Vietnam Area: 160.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki Text description provided by... Read more ...

Barca azzurra

Barca azzurra

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Longing for a Soft, Docile 17C-18C Gentlewoman Tending Sheep - Pastoral...

Longing for a Soft, Docile 17C-18C Gentlewoman Tending Sheep - Pastoral Allegories

1630s Paulus Moreelse Lady as Shepherdess During the 17C & 18C artists painted their contemporaries as personifications & allegories, & often painters would put the faces of... Read more ...

The Hofvijer 4 and 5, The Hague

The Hofvijer 4 and 5, The Hague

De Hofvijver, DH 4 oil on canvas - 55 x 45 cm painted on location - 29 Sept. 2018 € 580 Further developing this series, I decided to walk down the street towards the... Read more ...

Aspen Tree Painting,BirchTrees, Abstract Aspens,Autumn Landscape...

Aspen Tree Painting,BirchTrees, Abstract Aspens,Autumn Landscape "Reflections of Autumn" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.... 30"x15" x1.5" Acrylic on gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available Read more ...

Lovely at Wonderground Gallery: Part 2

Lovely at Wonderground Gallery: Part 2

The queen. In order to stay inspired as an artist, I find that it is best for me to constantly have multiple ideas and projects brewing. Every once in a while, though, I will... Read more ...

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Photos Leak

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Photos Leak

Zeiss is gearing up to add a fourth lens to its highly-acclaimed Otus lineup. New leaked photos are giving us a sneak peek at the upcoming Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens. The... Read more ...

House NM / Studio Ecoarch

House NM / Studio Ecoarch

© Marco Reggi photographer Architects: Studio Ecoarch Location: Varese, Italy Lead Architects: Arch. Mauro Rivolta Area: 260.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Marco Reggi... Read more ...

Magical Meadow, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Magical Meadow, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Magical Meadow12x12 oil on canvas This sunrise painting was inspired from the wild flowers sprinkling the landscape in the early morning light. It was a joy to witness this... Read more ...

Trends in Real-Time Rendering

Trends in Real-Time Rendering

Are architects really turning to real-time rendering for visualization? Epic Games, the creators of Unreal Engine , decided to find out with an independent survey. The results... Read more ...