A cognitive psychologist on a question that annoys him.
Is this the new age of the train? Dominic Lutyens explores the brave new world of futuristic rail travel.
We wish you a mappy Christmas.
Old Quebec is a classic fairy take city surrounded by citadels and forts at every corner. The moment we entered the city through giant dome shaped gateways, I was already in the awe of the city. Every little street we crossed to reach our hotel had horse buggies running along the pavements bustling with tourists. Every nook and corner of the city was filled with street musicians playing guitar, piano, saxophone and all kinds of instruments. The music being soft and mellow was very soothing to hear.
Our first day at Old Quebec, we checked into the Fairmont Le Chateau that is a palace like looking hotel in the heart of the city. Located right by the Lawrence River, the Le Chateau looks no less than a historic mansion. As we walked out of our hotel, we started to make our way to the lower town down the stairs to…
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If you live in the Lower South, an honest to goodness Snow Day is as scarce as hen’s teeth… especially in December, more especially this close to Christmas! We’re more apt to have weather reports that hint at – A Light Frost, Possible Snow Flurries or A Light Dusting of Snow in low lying areas than the real thing. A Snow Day is rare and beautiful.
For one magical day- it snowed all day- silently steadily covering Boxwoods, which looked like big frosted cupcakes.
Garden chairs had icy white down cushions. Roses glittered, magnolia leaves bowed under the weight, holly berries peaked out and even decorated a cake!
Camellias seemed even more beautiful under frosted green leaves. A sassy Garden Statuary showed off her White Pill Box Hat!
Trees took on an haunting beauty…
Serene Garden scenes…
Cozy Snacks by Firelight appeared in beautiful array…
A Snow Day. Time to pause amid other ordinary days or…
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Post about Mark Twain’s debut of his white suit at a hearing at the Library of Congress.
The following is a guest post by Jan Grenci, Reference Specialist for Posters, Prints and Photographs Division.
Winter is one of my favorite seasons, what with the snow, and the cookies, and the caroling. There are a number of posters in the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division that illustrate some of the things that make winter the most wonderful time of the year.
Posters of the Winter Season. A blog post at “Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos” on 2017-12-06.
Carl Linnaeus, the father of biological taxonomy, also had a hand in inventing this tool for categorizing anything.