Ancient word of the day: Athene Noctua or Athena’s Owl

The Greek goddess Athena had as her sacred animal familiar the owl, also known as the Athene Noctua in Latin. The Romans, fond as they were of stealing from the Greek pantheon, renamed Athena to Minerva. Athena and her owl are considered to be symbols of wisdom, in both cultures. Athene Noctua Athena’s owl orContinue reading “Ancient word of the day: Athene Noctua or Athena’s Owl”

Every Picture Tells A Story: Lion Tamer for a touring circus at Ascot, 1936

A fearless lion tamer goads and encourages her intimidating charges during the Bertram Mills Touring Circus at Ascot.  Shot by Edward G Malindine in 1936. Courtesy of the National Media Museum on Flickr   

Wild Imaginings Part 4: Trees

You may not be aware, but there’s a plethora of sub-reddit pages that await your discovery. They feature the collective output of the wild imaginations of creative Reddit users. These people are both professional and amateur artists who contribute the most stunning and mind-bending illustrations and bring into this world the wild imaginings of fantasy,Continue reading “Wild Imaginings Part 4: Trees”

Wild Imaginings Part 3: Mindscapes

You may not be aware, but there’s a plethora of sub-reddit pages that await your discovery. They feature the collective output of the wild imaginations of creative Reddit users. These people are both professional and amateur artists who contribute the most stunning and mind-bending illustrations and bring into this world the wild imaginings of fantasy,Continue reading “Wild Imaginings Part 3: Mindscapes”

Wild Imaginings Part 2: Glaciers

You may not be aware, but there’s a plethora of sub-reddit pages that await your discovery. They feature the collective output of the wild imaginations of creative Reddit users. These people are both professional and amateur artists who contribute the most stunning and mind-bending illustrations and bring into this world the wild imaginings of fantasy,Continue reading “Wild Imaginings Part 2: Glaciers”

Aspen the Frontier Dog is one handsome, adventurous and capable canine

The Internet is awash cats. Twitter and Facebook is a constant spam feed of felines. And yet we forget our other noble companion, the quietly humble, wise and obedient dog. Enter into the fray the Internet sensation Aspen, the hiking, all knowing mountain climbing golden retriever shot along with his owners in panoramic settings. Aspen accompaniesContinue reading “Aspen the Frontier Dog is one handsome, adventurous and capable canine”