“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” -Albert Einstein
- My favorite photo this week on Instagram (Delicate – above) and Facebook (The Art of Im(perfection) XXXVIII: Opening – below)
- Photographer I’m Admiring: Frank Hurley, the photographer during Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, who captured and documented their story of survival. If you’re unfamiliar with this story of Ernest Shackleton and his crew aboard the Endurance, read Endurance by Alfred Lansing. In my opinion, it’s one of the best survival and leadership stories in history. Learn more about Hurley in the documentary Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History.
- What I’m Watching: Season 3 of Chef’s Table. I loved the first episode on Jeong Kwan, a Buddhist monk, who cooks Korean temple food. She believes that “[w]ith food we can share and communicate our emotions. It’s that mindset of sharing that is really what you’re eating. There is no difference between cooking and pursuing Buddha’s way.” The episode is beautiful, and Jeong’s beauty and simplicity in her approach to life brought me to tears. Read more about Jeong in this New York Times article.
- Siesta Doors is on Instagram! I’ll continue to share my nature photography and my favorite Siesta Doors on @saeahlee but for a daily dose of Valencia’s best museum, give me a follow @siestadoors.
- A robot that eats pollution by powering itself through the swallowing of dirty water.
- Yes, we need the EPA. See some photos of the US before President Nixon established the EPA.
- Throwback Photo of the Week: On a Pin Cushion Honey bee on Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa columbaria). The genus name Scabiosa is derived from Latin and means itch. These plants are believed to have medicinal properties that can cure skin irritations. When fully bloomed, they look like blue-lavender pin cushions.