"This photograph of Boulevard du Temple in Paris was made in 1838 by Louis Daguerre, the brilliant guy who invented the daguerreotype process of photography.
Aside from its distinction of being a super early photograph, it’s also the first photograph to ever include a human being.
Because the image required an exposure time of over ten minutes, all the people, carriages, and other moving things disappear from the scene. However, in the bottom left hand corner is a man who just so happened to stay somewhat still during the shot — he was having his shoes shined.”
Tim Curry aka Frank n Furter
Katrina Kepule - Sit Silently
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Vulturine guineafowl - Acryllium vulturinum
This stylish chicken is the African species Acryllium vulturinum (Galliformes - Numididae), a spectacularly colored, long-tailed Guineafowl which is easily distinguished from the other species. The combination of vivid cobalt blue mixed with black and white on the long neck feathers is very striking.
Photo credit: ©Steve Garvie | Locality: Samburu, Kenya (2013)
Kiwi Turtle Cake!!
Peeled, and thinly sliced kiwis (as many as it takes to cover shell)
Bananas, thinly sliced, lengthwise
Coconut flesh (1/2 cup)
Coconut water (1/4 cup)
Dates, pitted (1/2 cup)
1. Put coconut flesh, coconut water, and dates into a blender, and blend on high until you get an “icing” like consistency (not too liquidy, if it is too thin, add more dates)
2. Start with layered bananas on the bottom, followed by some coconut date “icing”, followed by thinly sliced kiwi rounds, and then some more “icing”, and then more banana slices. Continue this pattern, moving slowly into the center until you get a 1/2 circle shape on your plate.
3. Next, layer the 1/2 circle with thinly sliced kiwi rounds to make the green colour of the turtle shell.
4. Make the head, feet, and tail, simply by carving out individual kiwis to get the shapes as pictured in the picture below.
Recipe credit: Mama Earth Organics