Bird of the Day: Yellow-rumped Warbler (Yosemite National Park, California)

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Domingo, um passeio no campo!

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BENEDITO, LUIZI (1933). Dia de Sol no Alto da Tijuca, óleo s eucatex, 46 X 38. Assinado e datado (1985)Dia de sol no alto da Tijuca, 1985

Benedito Luizi (Brasil, 1933)

óleo sobre eucatex, 43 x 38 cm

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Inca Salt Ponds

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Salineras de Maras, or Inca salt pans located in the Peruvian Andes.
Since pre-Inca times, salt has been obtained in Maras, Peru, by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream. The highly salty water emerges at a spring. The flow is directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds. Almost all the ponds are less than four meters square in area, and none exceeds thirty centimeters in depth. All are necessarily shaped into polygons with the flow of water carefully controlled and monitored by the workers.

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Daily Prompt: Generous Genies – but under my conditions

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Remember those lovely genies who grant wishes? Well, you’re one and you’ve just been emancipated from your restrictive lamp. You can give your three wishes to whomever you want. Who do you give your three wishes to, and why?

Sunflower

So, are we now all wide awake and ready to go thanks to the sunflower greeting? Ok, I understand, Saturday evening can be exhausting, especially if you are all celebrating a birthday, perhaps of Matt Mullenweg, the founder of the WordPress Foundation. I hope he was wearing his WordPress t-shirt, the one I got that was too small, but no worry. I am sure he had the right size, XXL.

My fellow bloggers and I were poised to render an unforgettable blog but  we were confronted with a blank screen. We all used the time to ponder on what we will write. It seems that the WordPress team are now awake, have…

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Jon Niese diagnosed with left shoulder strain

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Another ugly season for the Mets just got uglier.

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, starting pitcher Jon Niese has been diagnosed with a strained left shoulder and placed on the 15-day disabled list. Niese left his Friday start against the Rangers after being struck on the back by a line drive but that has nothing to do with this shoulder injury, which has been lingering and could threaten to sideline the lefty for a considerable amount of time.

Rubin notes that Niese’s fastball velocity is at a career-low average of 88.6 mph this season — down from 90.2 mph in 2013. But he’s still been pretty effective at that diminished speed, posting a 2.96 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 103 1/3 innings. Dillon Gee (lat) will replace him in the Mets’ starting rotation this week.

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Michelia champaca – The Perfume Magnolia

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Michelia champaca is native to India, and is best known for its strong fragrance. A relative to the magnolia tree, this species grows in the wild throughout India’s Western Ghats. It is a sacred flower for Hindu temple grounds and around homes.

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