Friday, August 28, 2009

A Horse lover? Of the Wild Horse Herds?

A Horse lover? Of the Wild Horse Herds?

News from Breyer Animal Creations - Help Cloud's Herd

We have learned recently from our friend Ginger Kathrens, the Emmy-award winning director of the Cloud documentary series that Cloud's herd in the Pryor Mountains of Montana has been targeted for a round-up on or about September 1st by the Bureau of Land Management. This sad news comes just two months before the third installation of Ginger's series is set to air on PBS. Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions, part of PBS' NATURE Series, is slated to air on October 25. By the time the show airs, there is a real chance that his band will no longer be living together or living in the wild.

We have written to the President, the Secretary of the Interior and to the head of the BLM asking them to stop this round-up and to review the policies that precipitated it.

If you would like to learn more, we wanted to provide you with the following information to do so.

Please visit:
to learn more.

Thank you.


The Breyer Web Team

Breyer Animal Creations

Sunday, August 23, 2009


When I redid my back grounds for my Blogs, I disconnected from Blogs I followed! I just figured it out! Like I had a clear the cob webs out of the attic day. lol

For all of you:)


Friday, August 14, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Do you enjoy space weather?

SPLIT SKY: "On my way to view the Perseid meteor shower on August 11th, I witnessed a spectacular sunset," reports Tyler Burg of Little Sioux, Iowa. "The sky seemed to split in half!"

The dark half was a vast shadow, Burg realized, and he looked around to find the source. "The shadow was cast by a thunderstorm floating between me and the sun," he says. "It was crackling beautifully with lightning."

"Later that night I witnessed 217 meteors in a 6 hour observing session," says Burg. "It was the greatest number of meteors I've ever seen in one night. In one outburst there were 41 meteors in 30 minutes, and once I saw 5 Perseids in only 30 seconds!"

more images: from Mike Holloway of Van Buren, Arkansas; from Tom Soetaert of Lawrence, Kansas; from Alan Dyer of Gleichen, Alberta, Canada; from Doug Zubenel of De Soto, Kansas

PERSEID OUTBURST: Last night, amateur astronomer Chris Peterson witnessed a flurry of bright Perseids streaking over his observatory in Guffey, Colorado. "Here are the 96 brightest recorded by my all-sky camera," he says.

Peterson plotted the frequency of events and found "a clear outburst of meteor activity around 0800 UT on Aug. 12th." That's exactly when NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office said Earth would run into a filament of dust shed by Perseid parent Comet Swift-Tuttle in 1610. Their prediction beautifully matches actual worldwide meteor counts--a demonstration that meteor science has moved into the realm of precision forecasting.

The outburst is over but the meteor shower is still underway. Stray comet dust is hitting Earth's atmosphere at 130,000 mph, producing an drizzle of 50 or more Perseids per hour. If it is dark where you live, be alert for shooting stars.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Have You Ever Been on a Balloon Ride?

The Frame: The 31st Britol International Balloon Fiesta (via @exposur3)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Talk about Camping on a Narrow ledge!!

Funny Pictures


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stunning Sculptures Using Coloring Pencils

An artist has created a stunning series of sea urchin sculptures made entirely from coloured pencils. American sculptor Jen Maestre can spend up to two months on each of her intricate creations, inspired by the sea creature’s organic form. The 49-year-old must cut hundreds of sharpened pencils into one-inch sections for each piece, drilling a hole in every one so they can be stitched together. Ms Maestre’s obsession with prickly creatures began while studying at Massachusetts College of Art. ‘I found that nails, pushed through window screen worked well, and I could use many different types and textures and colors of nails.’ She started making her pencil sculptures ten years ago and her work has since been featured in countless exhibitions and sculpture shows.” w/ photos

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Microscopic Art ! Thanks Ray for telling about this:)


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Talks Willard Wigan: Hold your breath for micro-sculpture

About this talk

Willard Wigan tells the story of how a difficult and lonely childhood drove him to discover his unique ability -- to create art so tiny that it can't be seen with the naked eye. His slideshow of figures, as seen through a microscope, can only be described as mind-boggling.

About Willard Wigan

Willard Wigan sculpts figures small enough to fit on the head of a pin. To create these microscopic masterpieces, he works diligently through the stillest hours of the night, between his own… Full bio and more links