Krista Stevens
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  1. Rainbow Bee Eaters at the Old Quarry

    Chris Spiker’s watercolor is so rich and detailed, you might mistake it for one of his photographs.

    Animals
    By Chris Spiker
  2. Noon All Year

    Rick Scully captured a photo from his cam on the farm in Tunbridge, Vermont every day at noon, for an entire year. The results are a meditation on the ever-changing beauty of the earth.

    Photography
    Image by Rick Scully
  3. The Most Frugal Vacation: A Photography Roundup

    Come ride with me as I dream of warmth and spring.

    Photography
    Photo taken at the Getty Center in California by View From the Carrot Room.
  4. History of Ornithology

    At the American Ornithological Society’s History of Ornithology, site you can explore a field of science “populated by interesting characters, adventure, intrigue and discoveries, that guided the development of many aspects of biology.”

    History
  5. Insomnia

    “I try to wash away the sleepiness / from my insomnia laden eyes / pick a fresh sheet of paper / spread clean water till it sheens / like fresh snow on a sunny day / clean and load the brushes with colours…”

    Art
    Photo by Zaksheuskaya from Pexels.
  6. The Lucid Album Preview

    Irish composer and musician Conor Walsh reflects on his minimalist musical style over the preview of the title track of his posthumous album, The Lucid. “I like the idea of conveying a lot through a little and conveying emotions through music without there being lyrics or a narrative.”

    Music
    Photo taken by Mark McGuinness in 2015, in the Dublin Mountains.
  7. Visceral Reactions

    Mark Alan Anderson’s “quick impression” of the sky makes quite the impression on the viewer, wouldn’t you agree?

    Art
    Mark Alan Anderson
  8. Mom’s Lessons

    After her mom’s cancer diagnosis, a daughter reflects on her mom’s joyous approach to the time she has remaining: “This faith is a gift from my mother and very likely, my best lesson.”

    Family
  9. The Nice Bird Club

    No women allowed?! On the founding of the Margaret Nice Bird Club — a birding group for women only at the American Ornithological Society’s History of Ornithology site.

    Science
  10. winter storm: haiku

    winter storm – / a train without a whistle / blows past the house

    Poetry
  11. “I struggle with thoughts about how I would live my life if I knew I had only days. We all ask ourselves that question at some point. But seriously, pause for a minute, move past the cliché of that question, and think about it.”

    Commentary
  12. Art Prof

    Art Prof offers a free education in visual arts for the global community. Get inspired with instructional videos and apply them to your project ideas.

    Art
  13. Remembering Mary Oliver

    Three visual artists pay tribute to the late poet.

    Poetry
    © Rachel Giese Brown
  14. Analogue Selfies

    Ed Mostly, an artist based in Bath, UK, fuels his drawing obsession and hones his powers of observation with a regular habit: sketching self-portraits.

    Art
    By Ed Mostly
  15. motherhood emerging

    At Tea & Bannock, shayla snowshoe reflects on the joys of mothering her daughter, Dani-Mae: “But with each passing day, I become more aware of myself as a person and the strength that I carry.”

    Family
    Images by shayla snowshoe