Archive for 'wow'

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

So, yeah, we’ve been having a lot of snow lately.

Photo: "Clayton Conrad walks past the 22-foot-tall Olaf snowman Wednesday in his front yard . . . in Spokane Valley." Via the Spokesman-Review

“It’s not finished yet,” Clayton Conrad says about his 22-foot-tall snowman in the front yard of his Spokane Valley home. Via the Spokesman-Review.


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Whale swimming beneath the moon

Having recently gone whale-watching, and having the incredible good luck to actually see some whales — magnificent! — I loved coming across this beautiful image. It’s kind of like a memento.

Illustration: WHALE SWIMMING BENEATH THE MOON by Richard Cartwright, via Helen Warlow on Twitter

“Whale Swimming Beneath the Moon” by Richard Cartwright. Via Helen Warlow on Twitter.

More about the artist Richard Cartwright here.


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My entire childhood

I’m so wowed by this. It feels like my entire childhood, coalesced into a single image.

Illustration showing the imaginative power of books and reading.

via Helen Warlow on Twitter


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May your beard be merry and bright

Props to whoever thought of this.

Photo of a man whose beard is festooned with holiday lights. Via


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Just . . . breathe

Your moment of Zen.

"Your moment of Zen": this photograph shows a Chihuahua in a moment of wonderful beatitude.

image via Beautiful Pictures on Twitter

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Still life with cats

This photo seems implausible. How could you get five cats to pose this way? (Which is why I included the tag “wow.”) But isn’t it wonderful?

Lisa Berne, author of historical romance, admires a surrealistically realistic photo of five charmingly grouped cats.

via the Cult Cat on Twitter

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The Other Side of Infinity

Yesterday we drove through a hailstorm, which gave way to sleet and then lightly falling snow, to a planetarium to watch “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity,” a mind-bending program narrated by Liam Neeson.

One of the creators, Andrew J. S. Hamilton, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Colorado, has said about the program: “What if you could take people through a wormhole the way Einstein’s equations said it would be? And what if you could bring art and science together in a way that compromised neither?”

It was indeed an awe-inspiring — and giddy! — thrill ride. Yet we were glad when the lights went up and there we were, still in our seats, still in Spokane, still safe and sound on beautiful planet Earth.

Speculative image of a black hole via, from an article called "The Other Side of Infinity" by Phil Plait

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True Romance

Here’s one of the most truly romantic stories I’ve ever heard.

“Most bachelor parties end with foggy memories, but Michael Craddock will never forget his celebration. Craddock and his friends were staying at a rented cabin in the Tennessee woods when a hungry dog appeared at their door. The group fed the dog and then followed her into the woods, where they found her eight newborn pups. The men got right to work: bathing the puppies and spending their beer fund on kibble. Each groomsman went home with a pup, and Craddock’s fiancee was delighted to meet her new pet.” —via The Week

Michael Craddock's amazing bachelor party. Image via

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