Ever wonder what the heck a rabbit has to do with Easter? So did Tok Thompson, an American anthropologist and folklorist. Apparently, hares have a long symbolic history in European traditions, and Tok explains more in his interesting article for the Smithsonian Magazine. Enjoy!
Azalea vs Rhododenron
I don't have any difficulty identifying azalea and rhododendron plants in my own garden. However, after coming across varieties I wasn't familiar with this week, I was no longer confident that I could identifying them correctly. After searching online, I learned that although all azaleas are rhododendrons, not all rhododendrons are azaleas. Who knew?!
If you are like me and need a little help knowing the difference, I found this video to be very helpful.
Sushi Around the World Video
What fun! This 14-minute video answers such questions as:
(Thanks, LR, for suggesting this!)
The Naoshima Pumpkin
Yayoi Kusama's Naoshima Pumpkin is much beloved – even by those who have never seen the real thing. And so, it made national news when it was damaged by a typhoon last summer and removed for protection. Sadly, there is no plan to return it to its original location or restore it. Thankfully, similar ones can be found throughout Japan and Tokyo Time Out Magazine has listed the locations for you.
I've been fortunate to see Yayoi Kusama's sculptures when Naoshima and the Matsumoto City Museum of Art. Always delightful! (The photo is from my visit to Naoshima in 2010.)
Click on the links to go to the articles:
"In Defense of the Em Dash"
I feel so seen... And sheepish since I've been using a hyphen instead for most of my life. In my defence, a hyphen only requires one step on my keyboard, while an em dash requires two. I'm all about shortcuts! (^.~)
I'm stepping back from social media so this is where I share links that I think others might enjoy. They will rarely be related to photography though!