Daily Archives: August 24, 2016

Watch “Find Your Park – National Park Service Happy 100th” on YouTube

Tomorrow marks the National Park Service 100th anniversary!

All national parks will offer free admission from August 25-28th.

Come celebrate with us here at Joshua Tree National Park!

#NPS100 #FindYourPark

Santa Monica Mountains:  The brochure and map for the 67-mile.Backbone Trail is now available!

The brochure and map for the 67-mile Backbone Trail is now available! Pick one up at the visitor center or download it here: http://go.nps.gov/bbt-brochure. Enjoy! – Ranger Zach

Bernard Buffet (France 1928-1999)Doellan (1972)dimension 89.5 x 130.5 cmprivate collection

Bernard Buffet (France 1928-1999)

Doellan (1972)

dimension 89.5 x 130.5 cm

private collection

✍…a face un lucru minunat, e bucuria fiecarei zile…a unui suflet, trecator spre lumea plina de minuni…✍

✍…a face un lucru minunat, e bucuria fiecarei zile…a unui suflet, trecator spre lumea plina de minuni…✍

✍…nu la suprafata trebuie sa te infrumusetezi, ci in adancul sufletului…✍

✍…nu la suprafata trebuie sa te infrumusetezi, ci in adancul sufletului…✍

Today’s Holiday:Ukraine Independence Day

Today’s Holiday:

Ukraine Independence Day

On this day in 1991, just after a failed coup in Moscow, Ukraine declared its independence from the USSR. On December 1, 1991, 90 percent of the people voted for independence.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Lavinia Fontana (1552)

Today’s Birthday:
Lavinia Fontana (1552)

One of the few female Italian artists of the 16th century, Lavinia Fontana was the daughter of Italian mannerist painter Prospero Fontana. She was a fashionable portrait painter in Bologna and Rome who was especially noted for the vibrant color and detail of her works. Her self-portraits and a portrait of Pope Gregory XIII show a fine decorative sense in the treatment of costume. She was also a painter of religious subjects. What are some of her major works?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Pluto Gets Demoted (2006).

This Day in History:
Pluto Gets Demoted (2006)

Although it was recognized as a planet for decades, Pluto is much smaller than the other planets in our solar system and more closely resembles a giant comet nucleus. Consequently, the International Astronomical Union demoted Pluto to the category of dwarf planet, which reflected astronomers’ conclusion that it is a member of the Kuiper belt, a strip of billions of icy bodies orbiting the Sun beyond the orbit of Neptune. What is a “plutino”?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Francis Bacon

Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

God…doth hang the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Light Therapy

Article of the Day:
Light Therapy
Sometimes used to treat skin conditions, mood disorders, and sleep disorders, light therapy consists of exposure to specific wavelengths of light for a prescribed amount of time. Visible violet light is used to activate a naturally occurring compound that kills acne-causing bacteria, while sunlight-mimicking light boxes and other infrared lights are used to treat seasonal affective disorder, a winter-related depressive disorder. What travel-related affliction is also treated with light therapy?

Word of the Day:monomania

Word of the Day:


Definition: (noun) Pathological obsession with one idea or subject.
Synonyms: possession
Usage: He thought of it constantly, so that it became a monomania.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch


A mountain pass: Valea Prahovei