THAT’S SO PRECIOUS
We are kicking off the work week with the Trona Pinnacles, one of the most unique landscapes in the California Desert.
The area consists of more than 500 tufa (calcium carbonate) pinnacles rising from the bed of the Searles Dry Lake basin. These tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet, were formed underwater 10,000 to 100,000 years ago when Searles Lake formed a link in an interconnected chain of Pleistocene lakes stretching from Mono Lake to Death Valley.
When visiting this area you will understand why more than 30 movies and commercials are filmed here every year. Ideally suited for science fiction backdrops Star Trek V, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Battlestar Galactica were all shot here.
Visit the BLM Ridgecrest Field Office to #DiscoverTheDesert yourself.
Photos by Bob Wick, BLM
winnie-the-pooh & friends.
How Did I Miss That? Frank-O-Lantern; Ebola Fearmongering
The New York Times reported about a farmer from Fillmore, California, Tony Dighera, who has sold his entire pumpkin crop for $75 each. The big orange squash are expected to fetch copy00 and up retail, because they are grown in plastic molds making the head of Dr. Frankenstein’s monster. The pumpkins are not “Frankenfood,” because Dighera calls his farm Cinagro, which is “organic” spelled backwards.
How to Make a Micmac Teepee
The word “teepee” has come to be associated with the conical-shaped homes that were a common sight in Native American communities. These temporary dwellings are easy to build, using local materials and are quite comfortable. The Micmac, or Mi’kmaw people, were an indigenous people who were located in modern day Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and parts of New England. The following guide will help you build an authentic MicMac teepee, using natural materials.
On Tuesday October 7th a research team from the University of South Florida (USF) exhumed a grave in Philadelphia belonging to a boy who died under “suspicious circumstances” in 1925. This excavation was related to the continuing investigation of the infamous Dozier School for Boys, a reform…
An ivory, Victorian-style lady silhouette sits on this orange carnelian colored cameo, which has been set into a brass locket. The locket is accented with beautiful engraving on front and back. Hung on an antique brass chain available in various lengths. Sold on Etsy.