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Sequoia in the Fall~

The forest in late fall,

is emptied of people,

full of magical colors,

still and expectant.

Winter is coming!

Cheers to you from Sequoia in the fall~

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Sarson ke Khet

This is the largest temple in Vishnu Kanchi (the smaller part of Kanchipuram dedicated to Vaishnavite temples).

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The Extinction Chronicles

What you can actually do to slow the climate crisis

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(CNN)It’s a summit that could make or break the world’s climate commitments.

Around 25,000 people from 200 countries are descending on Madrid this week to attend the COP25 climate change conference. They include dozens of heads of state and government, business leaders, scientists and, of course, activists — including Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the summit marks the “point of no return” in humanity’s fight against climate change.
Just getting there was tricky. The gathering was originally going to be hosted by Brazil. But the…

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Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 25 November 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Stanford researchers report first recording of blue whale heart rate.

From Stanford University in the USA:

First recording of a blue whale’s heart rate

November 25, 2019

Summary: With a lot of ingenuity and a little luck, researchers monitored the heart rate of a blue whale in the wild. The measurement suggests that blue whale hearts are operating at extremes — and may limit the whale’s size.

Encased in a neon orange plastic shell, a collection of electronic sensors bobbed along the surface of the Monterey Bay, waiting to be retrieved by Stanford University researchers. A lunchbox-sized speck in the vast waters, it held cargo of outsized importance: the first-ever recording of a blue whale‘s heart rate.

This device was fresh off a daylong ride on Earth’s largest species — a blue whale. Four suction cups had secured…

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leaf and twig


blessings bestowed
in sunshine and snow
great gratitude for all that is given

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Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is about two-barred crossbills, male and female, eaing pine cones in Sweden.

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Straight from the Horse's Heart

by Nanticha Ocharoenchai as published on Mongabay

A new study suggests that returning Wild horses to grasslands in Czech Republic could increase populations of some threatened butterfly species.

Grazing Exmoor ponies by Martin Konvička.

In the Czech Republic, horses have become the knights in shining armor. A study published in the Journal for Nature Conservation suggests that returning wild horses to grasslands in Podyjí National Park could help boost the numbers of several threatened butterfly species.

In 2017, wildlife organizations laid out their plan to introduce Exmoor ponies (Equus ferus caballus) to the dry, temperate grasslands of Podyjí along the Czech border with Austria. They aimed to “rewild” the region and restore natural ecosystems by allowing the land and its native species to develop free from human influence.

A Glanville fritillary (Melitaea cinxia), one of the species in the study. Image by Gilles San Martin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)].
A Glanville fritillary (Melitaea cinxia), one of the species in the study. Image by Gilles San Martin via

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Bharata Bharati

Pillar bases excavated by B.B. Lal in 1975.

Dr. B.R. Mani“The bases pointed out at the large structure pre-existing the mosque. These facts prove the enormity of the pre-existing structure found below the mosque. … A wall is superimposed upon another wall. The superimposition shows that there was demolition and reconstruction.” – Dr. B.R. Mani

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)’s 2003 report on Ayodhya had made a case for a large structure pre-existing the Babri Masjid.

The observations were based on large pillar bases found at the time of the excavations. In 2003, excavations were carried out at the disputed site at the directions of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Uttar Pradesh.

While delivering its verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court said the underlying structure was not an Islamic one and the fact that there lied a temple beneath the destroyed structure has been established by the…

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Lichens, how old are they?

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This July 2019 video from Britain says about itself:

“What actually is a lichen?” In this film, we learn about the structure and function of lichen, as well as the three main growth forms and how to identify different lichen forms. Lichenologist Joe Hope invites us to have a closer look at the fascinating lichen ecosystem especially the relationship between lichen and algae. He clearly explains some key terms that will help you understand more about the lichens in your local woodland.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo

From the Field Museum in the USA:

Lichens are way younger than scientists thought

November 15, 2019

You’ve probably seen a lichen, even if you didn’t realize it. If you’ve ever meandered through the forest and wondered what the crusty stuff on trees or rocks was, they’re lichens, a combination of algae and fungi living together almost as if…

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Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is about young avocets, their parent, a little tern and a ringed plover in Sweden.

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