Web Wednesday

Welcome to another installment in this series. I’ll try a different format this time – just text with links, taking a page from my friend SilverAdept.

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Trees made into art. I particularly like the living trees made into things – numbers 5, 6, and 7 on that list. You can see more of Axel Erlandson’s work (#5, my favorite) on the slideshows (click the right arrow just above the upper left of the photos to see the next photo) starting here, here, and here, and learnd more about what came of it here. Imagine the effort involved in growing a chair, a ladder, and all those other elaborate shapes!

For 91 Days – Two guys who live in a new city every three months, and write about it. They’re currently in the Yucatan (Mexico). I intend to give their Savannah blog a good read sometime.

When did Americans lose their British accents? The answer is more complicated than that, and more complicated than this short post tells us, as well, since there are myriad American and British accents, but it’s an interesting read nonetheless.

I’m waiting for the four horsemen to come out of this photo.

I really like this cutting board.

Here, have some cute kittens.

Now have some cats fighting over the heating pad. Ah, sibling rivalry.

I often struggle to understand what others say in loud situations; apparently it’s because I don’t lip-read (I prefer to look at others’ eyes). I also learned that talking to myself is a good thing, and 75% of Americans have admitted to using their cell phones in the bathroom here.

These pictures of a river of fog filling the Grand Canyon are stunning.

Have you ever seen light pillars? The caption tells you what they are, too.

This will only be of local interest, and even then not universally, but I liked the Glossop Gazette’s answer to Howard Town Mill here (or here is a screen capture in case the tweet’s ever deleted). For the backstory, read here and here, and if you’re still curious, just do a search on the Gazette’s website for Howardtown. It’s a lengthy saga.

For something happy, I quite enjoyed this: 11 Reasons to be Optimistic in 2014. We’re living longer, more of us are literate, we’re winning against various diseases, and we’re making strides against poverty and hunger. All good!

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