The Symbolism of Rabbits and Hares

Terri Windling's article about documents rabbit and hare mythology from Buddhist cave temple in China to the British Isles.

Windling presented hare and rabbit stories from around the world. I remember childhood folklore about the hare in the moon making pills of longevity and keeping company with the lady on the moon.

She also noted literature on rabbits such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, Watership Down by Richard Adams and Thumper from Bambi...

I am going to make a cross stitch of Thumper the little rabbit.

The Symbolism of Rabbits and Hares is a part of the journal in The Endicott Studio of Mythic Arts.

Early Morning

It's first night after Daylight Savings and I woke at 3 AM...

That faint orange is the street light

Soon the sky brightens but the mist remains.

I am wired up, hungry and it's gonna be a long day.


The rain tonight drummed out a quiet rhythm. I fell asleep earlier during the evening news. Now the silent sky stays with me while I blog, wide awake,  near 2 AM.

Spring has come to my backyard. Below is the plum tree blossoming.

Numerous flowers promise fruits!

It got pretty warm a few weeks back. Tulip seasons arrived with the blooms opening when there is sun and closing at night for protection.

Tulips lean towards light so they can get more energy during the day! I think it's positive phototaxis...

Memorie di Angelina

Frank Fariello blogs about Italian food. I liked the post 'Pasta e ceci' combining pasta with chickpeas.

Pasta with chickpea, tomato and basil by jhmostyn, some rights reserved.

Idea: Memorie di Angelina

Paper Fashion by Kathryn Elyse

I stumbled upon this fashion blog. Her drawings are amazing! I especially loved the waffle cone drawing. The illustrations are for sale on Etsy.




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Help Choose a Name for the Mars Science Laboratory

Help Choose a Name for the Mars Science Laboratory

Please choose a nice name. In case this makes first contact.

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Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug was an agronomist who developed a species of high-yield, short-strawed and disease-resistant wheat. Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his humanitarian efforts. He later directed an International Wheat Improvement Program to train scientist in research and production methods.


1914Born in Cresco, Iowa.
1937Bachelor of Science degree and work at U.S. forestry services in Massachusetts and Idaho.
1939Masters and Doctorate in plant pathology
1942Microbiologist at du Pont de Nemours Foundation carrying out research on industrial and agricultural chemicals
1944Genetist and pathologist for 'Cooperative Wheat Research and Production Program' in Mexico
1945Worked with Mexican scientists on wheat improvement.
1960'sWorked with scientists from India and Pakistan to adapt wheat varieties.
1970Received Nobel Peace Prize
1972Worked on triticale, a modified wheat-rye hybrid

He founded the World Food Prize to recognise individual achievement to improve human food quality, quantity and availability.

Norman Borlaug (March 25, 1914 – September 12, 2009)


Nobel Prize Biography

Nobel Lectures, Peace 1951-1970, Editor Frederick W. Haberman, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1972


I'm so pretty!
Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) hold some animal records.
  • The tallest animal,
  • the best eyesight.

For more giraffe video clips, visit Animal Planet on Youtube.
Today's sunrise

Human Ecology, Climate Change and Sustainability

The X-Journals has an environment category reports climate change, alternative fuel and pollution. Some recent interesting posts are:

  • Arctic lake climate variability in the last 50 years suggest this period has been the warmest in the last two millenia. [Project Synthesis 2 kyr]

  • Geologist Joe Moore heads geothermal energy optimisation studies with cool water and pressurised water injection into dry wells [Geothermal Productivity Project]

  • Technische Universitaet Muenchen research ways to minimise energy use during beer brewing. [Project Description in the Journal]

Source blog: The X-Journals

Plant - Ethnobotany

Grow Your Own Drugs is a BBC series presented by ethnobotanist James Wong. Ethnobotany is the plant lore of indigenous cultures and the systematic study of such lore.


Duke of Argyll's Teaplant  (Lycium barbarum) fruit
  • Goji berry and chicken soup for colds and flu
  • Face masks
Fruit Masks


Sambucus nigra
  • Elderflower throat lozenges
  • Lavender bath bomb
Provence | Lavender Field


Ginkgo Trees
  • Ginkgo tea for memory
  • Pine for deoderant

Deep View


Wild flower garden against waterfall
  • Thyme breath spray
  • Herbal body scrub


Bee on Valerian
  • Valerian hot chocolate for anxiety
  • Echinacea ice lollies
Just a whisper of wings


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  • Garlic vinegar footbath
  • Cucumber Eye Gel
ethnobotany. (2009). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved September 9, 2009, from


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Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) have annually shed their short horns made of bone covered by keratin.


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