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Persian persian?

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From a 1500s book of Five Poems, or The Kamsah available online through the British Library. This beastie is looking up at a running hare, and reminds me of Xeno.  Although this scan doesn’t show it to best effect, the ink is gold.  In the next image, you can see where silver ink had been used on the stag’s horns, but centuries have tarnished those sections black..

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Minor Sacrifices

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I’ve never tried sleeping on this rock, but it does regularly get anointed with oil.  Call this offering ‘The first fruits of lunching’, as this oil is from each jar of peanut butter I open here. Yes, I know you’re supposed to stir it in….but we don’t need those calories, and the peanut butter works just fine without the separated part.

I think the local squirrels are more impressed by my actions than any Deity.  But you never know….

Ember Update

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You weren’t planning on using this space, were you?

Memory, enhanced

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Click for full image.  My photo, with some help from the folks at Macphun.

Respite 


Isn’t she adorable? I’m guessing it’s a Leafcutter, although I have seen blueberry bees enjoying the mountain mint this summer…