Sunday, July 08, 2007

Freeman Dyson in NYRB:

Read fine essay on future of biotech

Dyson's son George wrote a wonderful book on a boat he built by hand:

Can you say Baidarka? You might be surprised.

Some say there is a silent "a" at the end.

Anyway-- I always feel smarter after reading what a Dyson thinks--

best fishes,


Botanical artist Jean Emmons

Jean Emmons has a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, 1977. Though she initially trained as an abstract painter, an interest in plants and private study with Kevin Nicolay has led to botanical illustration.

Jean has worked for book and magazine publishers including Macmillan, Penguin, Sasquatch, Horticulture, Herb Companion, and Country Journal. She illustrated Good Nature Publishing's bestselling NW Woodland Wildflowers and Hummingbird Garden. She is a member of the American Society Botantic Artists and her work is included in the collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. She won Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society for her botanicals in 2005.

Here is a sample of one of her gifts to the world:

Emmons Painting