#currentlyreading: SHACKLETON’S JOURNEY by William Grill (Flying Eye Books, 2014)

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After bravely battling “through over 700 miles of pack ice, Endurance was overcome.” The entire crew had spent “over 48 hours” attacking “the ice furiously with ice-chisels, picks, and saws. The little ship moved, although it was beset again — 400 yards of heavy ice lay between her and open water.”

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Hemmed in by “tough, solid ice up to 3 feet thick, with pieces up to a mile long,” they were stuck. The ship itself would become their winter base. The crew built dog igloos “out on the ice, made from wood and snow” and hunted “penguins to increase their food stocks.”

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Prolific 2: Mendocino Village

It is spring. Self had a sudden hankering for shiitake mushrooms. So she walked to Corners of the Mouth Market on Ukiah. The vacant lots she passed were dotted with little white and yellow flowers, a whole profusion of them. She wouldn’t have stopped to take pictures if she hadn’t been thinking of this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge: PROLIFIC.

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Kids lying on their backs, stretched out on the soft grass. School’s out, AYAYAYAYAY, such a beautiful afternoon.

She peeked over a fence and saw a shelf filled with whimsical ceramic objects.

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Also PROLIFIC:

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

 

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