Entries tagged "pollux"

Far From the Madding Crowd

2015-01-26

My thanks to Elwyn Waugh for drawing my attention to this lovely passage in Thomas Hardy's, 'Far from the Madding Crowd': The lamb, revived by the warmth began to bleat, and the sound entered Gabriel's ears and brain with an instant meaning, as expected sounds will. Passing from the profoundest sleep to the most alert wakefulness with the same ease that had accompanied the reverse operation, he looked at his watch, found that the hour-hand had shifted again, put on his hat, took the lamb in his arms, and carried it into the darkness. After placing…

Which way are we looking? Updated.

2011-05-10

My thanks to Mark Evans who not only flew over from Oman for a course, but also sent me this great time lapse photo from Oman. Mark is the General Manager of Outward Bound Oman, which does not sound like the worst job in the world to me! Outward Bound Oman, under Mark’s leadership, is teaching young Omanis many outdoor skills, including traditional methods of desert navigation. Time for a bit of fun. Which way are we looking in this picture and why? by email please. I’ll post the correct answer in a couple of…