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February 25, 2024

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February 25, 2024 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Birds' Nests


By San Francisco photographer Sharon Beals who wrote, "Bird nests, even without knowing which birds constructed them, seem hardly possible. Creations of spider's web, caterpillar cocoon, plant down, mud, found modern objects, human and animal hair, mosses, lichen, feathers and down, sticks and twigs — all are woven with beak and claw into a bird's best effort to protect their next generation."


"But survival for so many birds is tenuous in a modern world where habitat loss is as common as the next housing development, and even subtle changes in climate can affect food supply. It is my hope that capturing the detailed art form of the nests in these photographs will gain appreciation for their builders, and inspire their protection."


Via Doug D who wrote, "Follow the link to Flickr for more hi-res nests. 39MP camera!"


Nests from the top down: House Finch; MacGillivray's Warbler; Akeke'e; Meadow Bunting.

February 25, 2024 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Blackwing Point Guard

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Not a native American basketball player but, rather, a bespoke accessory for your Blackwing Palomino pencils.

From the website:

The Blackwing Point Guard is designed to ensure your Blackwing pencil gets wherever you're going in one piece.

Crafted out of lightweight machined aluminum, the Point Guard goes over the point of your Blackwing pencil, keeping it safe in your bag, pocket, or pencil roll.


The Point Guard is designed to fit snugly on the end of your Blackwing as soon as it reaches the unsharpened portion of the pencil.

This means you only need to push the cap about 1/4 inch up the barrel of the pencil before it's secure.

Set of three includes Silver, Black, and Gold, each with the Blackwing logo on the end of the guard.

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$20 (pencils not included).

February 25, 2024 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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