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Authors' Note: This review was written before either of us had watched of the second season. It is chock-full of major spoilers for S1, so proceed with caution!

Spoiler alert: we love, love, love this show. )

Beach dwellers

Oct. 15th, 2017 02:18 pm[personal profile] yourlibrarian posting in [community profile] common_nature
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I just returned from a trip which included a brief stay at a beach. There were a number of residents there, including tiny clams that would appear and then vanish with each wave in and out. (We tried to take pictures but they were tough). On the other hand, these guys were everywhere:

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The purple pair were just finished - I kept getting distracted by other projects, but finally got there in the end :)

here be socks )
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Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again.

If you find something you love, we encourage you to comment/favorite and let the creator know you enjoyed their work. :D o/


Recommendations included:
  • DRAMAtical Murder — art (1)

  • Hawkeye — vid (1)

  • Hidden Figures — vid (3)

  • Pride & Prejudice — vid (1)

  • Rogue One — fic (1)

  • Sense & Sensibility — vid (1)

  • Star Trek: Discovery — art (1)


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What fanwork have you loved recently?
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Adventures Elsewhere collects our reviews, guest posts, articles, and other content we've spread across the Internet recently! See what we've been up in our other projects. :D


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butterfly perched on flower

Oct. 9th, 2017 02:45 pm[personal profile] redbird posting in [community profile] common_nature
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I photographed this monarch Sunday afternoon in the Native Pollinators' Garden next to the Somerville Community Path. We saw several monarchs in that garden yesterday, when it was sunny; this afternoon was overcast after rain.




I posted this last night, then removed it because I was hoping to shrink the image. I'm having trouble with the photo editing software on my various devices (I'm still getting used to Windows again, and Flickr seems to have removed the option of posting smaller versions of images stored there), so here it is behind a cut.

[Trying once more for a decent-sized photo]

one last greeting of summer

Oct. 8th, 2017 05:18 pm[personal profile] manuleanders posting in [community profile] common_nature
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weeds growing out of a window
picture taken in Zagreb, Croatia

Sidetracks - October 5, 2017

Oct. 5th, 2017 01:30 pm[personal profile] helloladies posting in [community profile] ladybusiness
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag. For more links and commentary you can follow us on Twitter, Tumblr. You can also support us on Patreon.


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Oct. 5th, 2017 12:15 pm[personal profile] bridgetmkennitt posting in [community profile] gardening
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I went to a garden event recently and there were a few signs with some tips to create a garden for those with (mostly) visual impairments which I thought was fascinating. I wanted to share some of those tips:

-A level, firm surface provides good traction for walkers and wheelchairs. Strong changes in texture at the edges of a pathway help people with visual impairments detect that path's boundaries.

-Gardeners with some visual impairment can see plants with bright, contrasting colors and textures. Plantings of different heights encourage active looking - visitors will see details as well as carpets of color.

-Gardeners with visual impairments can stay on the path by following the sound of crunchy gravel. The sound of wind chimes placed at gates or entrances can also help orient gardeners.

-Soft, felted, or waxy leaves appeal to the sense of touch. Plants like soft lamb's ears and spiky twisted myrtle can be planted in the same garden to create interesting textural contrasts. Some herbs, like pineapple sage and lemon verbena, release their scents when touched. Textured surfaces like railings or brick corners on a path can guide visually impaired gardeners.

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