A Walk to Remember!!

Originally posted on Untraveled Routes:
The surreal peaceful charm of Sarahan will devour you as you enter the village. It’s a beautiful village, just 17 kms off the main road (from Jeori) in Himachal Pradesh. We covered Sarahan as part of our 11 days road trip to Spiti Valley. A landscape view of the village…

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

Originally posted on Abbey Co.:
This is a recipe that I got from my mom. She emailed me some recipes when I first moved to Seattle, and I did a terrible job of transposing them onto recipe cards. I am not sure where she got the recipe from or what the original directions are, but…

Did You Know? [May 27]

Earth and universe The one place where a flag flies all day, never goes up or comes down, and does not get saluted, is the moon. A green diamond is the rarest diamond. Summer on Uranus lasts for 21 years – but so does winter. The largest iceberg ever recorded was 335km (208 miles) long […]

The Surprising Social Habits of Crows

Originally posted on Longreads:
At Seattle Met, James Ross Gardner reports on the surprising social arrangements and habits of crows, who recognize and remember individual people and hold funerals to honor their dead — a phenomenon that is helping scientists like Kaeli Swift understand how intelligent creatures process death. Feed a crow and she will…

‘n Bietjie Langenhoven

Ek sê nie al die suur mense is Fariseërs nie, maar naastenby al die Fariseërs is suur. In alle geval, solank hulle onthou om Fariseërs te wees. Want dis ook ‘n inspanning. Verbeel jou ‘n wêreld sonder ‘n skaterlag, sonder eens ‘n glimlag. ‘n Hemel op aarde, sal die Fariseër sê. Uit so ‘n hemel […]

Did You Know?

Interesting animals trivia During World War II a cat called Oscar served on the German battleship Bismarck. When the Bismarck was torpedoed Oscar was rescued by a British sailor on board HMS Cossack. Five months later HMS Cossack was sunk but Oscar was rescued by HMS Ark Royal. Only 3 weeks later a German U-boat […]

Sometimes a Tortoise Is More Than a Tortoise

Originally posted on Longreads:
Hanya Yanagihara’s parents bought a pet tortoise, Fred — cold-blooded, beady-eyed, and surprisingly particular. (“He liked only red hibiscus, not pink.”) Fred is 15 years old, and will likely live another hundred years. He’s part pet, part rejection of death, and part claim on filial devotion, all under one neat shell. In a post-industrialized…

O Adam (Mavim) 💙

Originally posted on Bircece:
Her insanın beklediği biri vardır bu hayatta belki gelecek belki de hiç gelmeyecek olan… Benim beklediğim insan sendin sevgilim sen geldin huzurum geldi kaybettiğim çocukluk sevinçlerim,masumiyetim,heyecanlarım geldi.Gözlerin aşk ve huzur dolu bakıyordu bu yüzden deli gibi aşık oldum o gözlere.Mucizenin diğer adı oldun, her gece ettiğim ve hep ediyor olacağım şükür…