musician wren: the song of the uirapuru

 bird dance, bird song 

The Musician Wren or Organ Wren (Cyphorhinus arada) is a species of wren named for its elaborate song. It is native to the Amazon Rainforest in South America, and west and southwestwards into the Amazonian Andes. In Portuguese it is known as Uirapuru or many other variants of this name, all based on the Tupi wirapu 'ru. Especially in Brazil, the Musician Wren is the subject of several legends and fables, most relating to its loud and beautiful song. One of these tells that when it starts singing all other birds stop their song to hear it. The Musician Wren is also believed to bring good luck, which leads some people to kill it in order to have it stuffed. Even though there are no reliable statistics of its numbers, the Musician Wren, due to its large range and being locally fairly common, is not considered threatened.

the song can be heard in the months of october to november when the bird builds its nest

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flash : on irondance

 looks like youtube embeds are not being displayed on ipad / ios

my apologies for any inconvenience

(sure would be sweet if apple and adobe would play nice)

it looks like vimeo embeds are ok, so i'll try prefer those in future posts

be well




goat dance : chèvres en équilibre


 a oddly satisfying, recent viral video of goats happily balancing on a piece of metal

Sunday around lunch time, the family discovered a new game: This sheet ^ ^. I filmed my goats (whose name will remain secret out of respect for their privacy :)) swinging. In the evening, I wanted to send it to a friend then just went very quickly. I do not think they really realize what happens to them: they continue to ruminate on as if nothing had happened ... Who is the most fun? I do not know. Dimanche, vers l'heure du déjeuner, la petite famille découvert un nouveau jeu : Cette tôle ^^. J'ai filmé mes chèvres (dont le nom restera secret par respect pour leur vie privée :) ) se balançant. Dans la soirée, j'ai voulu l'envoyer à un ami puis tout s'est enchaîné très vite. Je ne pense pas qu'elles se rendent vraiment compte de ce qui leur arrive : elle continuent à ruminer comme si de rien n'était... Qui s'amuse le plus ? je l'ignore.

from the youtube description

a different dancing goat gif


nineteen twenty five : rolls royce phantom revisted

Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II
 wow. what an eye full 

As Ugur Sahin explains, “The main goal of this design was to respectfully reinterpret the original Rolls-Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe I, which was built in Belgium by Henri Jonckheere and his son Joseph Jonckheere in 1935.

1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I - the original design

in it's natural habitat

not the same car ~ another rolls having a bit of off-road fun

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