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#JeSuisCharlie I couldn’t be more proud to hear that 87 yr old Uderzo (father of Asterix) coming out of retirement!

today’s picture: John Muir (Library of Congress)

John Muir

Naturalist and forest conservation advocate John Muir was largely responsible for the establishment of national parks such as Sequoia and Yosemite. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Scottish immigrant Muir worked on mechanical inventions, but when an industrial accident blinded him in one eye, he abandoned that career and devoted himself to nature. As early as 1876, Muir encouraged the federal government to establish a forest conservation program. The Sequoia and Yosemite parks were created in 1890 and two eloquent articles by Muir swayed public opinion in favor of federally protected national forests. Muir also influenced the conservation policy of President Theodore Roosevelt, who is shown here with Muir during a 1903 camping trip to Yosemite.

Library of Congress

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quotation: H.G. Wells (“…The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat…”)

Quotation of the Day

Dragging out life to the last possible second isn’t living to the best effect. The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat. The best of life…lies nearest to the edge of death.H.G. Wells (1866-1946) Discuss

Fun to run into your Painting on YAHOO SEARCH (actually YELP…) click on the image to access the said image!

Fun to run into your Painting on YAHOO SEARCH - find my art work here

Fun to run into your Painting on YAHOO SEARCH:   (find my art work here (to find out which pic belongs to me…Click here!) #euzicasa