My main hobby when I’m not in the studio is gardening. I love old roses and English style borders. It’s also really good exercise. And it’s an art form, too, interesting partly because it adds the dimension of time. And also impermanence. The orchestration of bloom through the […]
This is the final installment of images that I took of wildflowers during my AFC Flag Expedition to Mongolia this past July. As before corrections and identifications of flowers I couldn’t find in the guidebook I used, “Flowers of Hustai National Park”woulo be greatly appreciated.
Continuing on from last week: Once again, the identifications are my best guess based on the field guide “Flowers of Hustai National Park”. Corrections more than welcome. Except where noted all plants photographed at the Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve.
On my previous trips to Mongolia it was either spring or fall, too early or too late to really see much in the way of wildflowers. There were some at Ikh Nartiin Chuluu last year, but I had no way to identify them. Then I found the field […]
Saving the eyes for last, I’m going to skip “down” to noses. This is a case where access to zoo animals is really handy. Even though you will still want to compare them to the wild version, being able to learn how a given animal’s nose structure works […]
A great old French word that I picked up many years ago when I was active in the Society for Creative Anachronism. It means “a jumble or hodgepodge”. Which is kind of what today’s post is. SOFTWARE THAT I USE to keep things moving and, with luck organized. […]
Almost everyone has heard of cashmere. It’s traditionally been associated with other high end luxury goods, like silk and gold jewelry. What isn’t widely known, and I’m hoping this will change, is that the best cashmere in the world comes from Mongolia. Cashmere is superfine angora goat wool. […]