Virginia & DC
   

DC, Jan. 2013

 

Tail in DC

 

Castor canadensis - National Zoo, Washington DC, Jan.8,2013

 

Eager Beaver

 

 

 

 

"One of the most discussed objects is a recently discovered fragment of a member of the horse family.

Fine markings around the muzzle and shoulder hint at an early bridle. Some archaeologists have dated it to

approximately 7000 BCE and have proposed that the domestication of the horse may have occurred far earlier than

3500 BCE in Central Asia. Considerably more research is needed, however, to determine the date of this intriguing find". 

 

from : Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Smithsonian, Sackler Gallery

http://www.roadsofarabia.com

 

Washington Mall, Smithsonian Jan.8, 2013

 

Krispy Kreme, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC. Jan.9.,2013

 

 

Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie.  Thomas Birch (1779–1851) Oil on canvas, c. 1814

 

from:

 1812: A Nation Emerges (http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/1812/)

National Portrait Gallery

Old Ironsides

 

 

La Casa Blanca, Washington DC., Jan. 9, 2013

 

 

 

Konoka, Konone & Jack (photo right by H.Parag), Washington DC, Jan.10,2013

 

 

 

John Ward of Hull (British, 1798-1849). The Northern Whale Fishery: The "Swan" and "Isabella". c.1840.

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Jan.11, 2013

 

 

 

 

DC, Jan. 2012

 

In the Museum of Natural History I learned that we share 80% of our genes with mice.

At the Mall I shared a pretzel with one (but not 80% of it).

 

 

Young urban naturalists

 

Urban natural history

 

 

 

Virginia & DC - November  2011

 

 

Being tired of the 21century we took a time-machine trip to

the Virginia Colony.

 

James Island prior 1600

 

Jamestown before Jamestown (prior 1607)

                                                                                                       (note the Viking!)

Jamestown shortly after 1607

 

Williamsburg, mid 1700s (self portrait)

 

 

 

Us at the Yorktown siege (1781)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Me-self at the Smithsonian (2011) devolving after being exposed too long

to the 'Human Origins' exhibition.

 

 

under construction ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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