A picture speaks a thousand words, and when it comes to some place which is a whole lot more exotic than the rest, you can be sure that this holds true. After all, words might not do justice in conveying the message, which is why photography is such a useful medium to “speak” to the rest of the world. Show More Summary
Red Foxestaken by Remo Savisaar Remo forgot to say adorable. Adorable Red Foxes.
One of the most hackneyed of all clichés is that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” But there’s a reason certain familiar sayings arise in the first place, and that’s because they express a truth beyond gainsaying. This past summer,...Show More Summary
Chestnut Gatherers, Georges Lacombe, 1893via Wikiart
‘Norman Rockwell Visits a Country Editor’ (Photo via The National Press Club.) A picture may be worth a thousand words to journalists. It can be worth a whole lot more if you’re the National Press Club. The Washington journalism bastion...Show More Summary
Jules-Joseph LEFEBVRE, Portrait of Edna Barger of Connecticutvia French Painters
via Arts Everyday Living Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mixed Flowers in an Earthenware Pot, c. 1869
Claude Monet: Gare Saint Lazare, 1877via Wikipedia
Words matter, and in journalism, what the Associated Press says matters the most. Thousands of publications around the world use its style guidelines, so last week, when AP announced it was scrapping the terms climate deniers and climate...Show More Summary
Lunar Eclipse Over Dallastaken by talented photographer and friend Kirsten Walquist Last night we spent 3 hours watching the total lunar eclipse from the comfort of our back yard. The lights were out, the crickets were chirping, the dew was falling. Show More Summary
Are you sitting down? I am, but I am not, in fact, a blond headed woman with outstretched arms. If you're confused, you wouldn't be the first one. When my blog called, "The Dark Side of Inspiration," was published, the best photo I could find, which I thought depicted my point, was one of only eight choices. Show More Summary
Antoine Chintreuil, Space, 1869
A picture speaks a thousand words, or so the saying goes, and while I agree with that in principle, it can be rather difficult to churn out that number of words from certain images. It is without a doubt, however, that pictures do tell a whole lot more than prose under certain situations, and a leaked device image is definitely one of those times. Show More Summary
There is the saying, a picture is worth a thousand words, but in the case of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series it is the symbiotic relationship between photographs and words that makes reading all three books so special. In this exclusive, Ransom Riggs tells us how it all began...
Each week, roughly five thousand people chuckle to themselves in front of the computer while typing out the gingerly curated string of words that they are sure will finally prove to their children/students/friends/neighbors that they...Show More Summary
Gosling Flotilla taken by Eric Bégin(Creative Commons License)via Next-Door Nature This post celebrates not only adorable goslings, but the fact that Next-Door Nature is blogging once again. There has been a two year hiatus so, naturally, I'm happy to once again read about English sparrows, herons, summer soundtracks (natural, of course), and more. Show More Summary
Last Wednesday, toward the beginning of a speech in Washington, D.C., Cornell Brooks, the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, invoked Scripture. “God gave these words to Joshua: ‘Be strong and of good courage,’ ” Brooks said. Show More Summary
Understandably, no one's really asking that question. Vermont is too far away. Plus, we don't hear words like "refugee" or "IDP" in reference to the thousands of Americans displaced by the California fires. We generally save the language...Show More Summary
Marlene Dietrich, dress by Irenevia Silver Screen Modes No skin is showing but that hardly matters in this dramatic dress. Silver Screen Modes has fascinating commentary and wonderful photos. Here's a taste.Indeed, the main advantage of a dress made of glass bugle beads is that their weight presses against the skin. Show More Summary
If a picture is worth a thousand words, video of the unbelievably stupid things you see on the road is priceless. But can dash cams actually help you out in a sticky situation? Here’s how to decide whether you should get one, as well as the skinny on dash cams in relation to insurance companies and U.S. law. Read more...