An effort to describe the diversity of birds led to one of the first modern color systems. Published by Smithsonian ornithologist Robert Ridgway in 1886, A Nomenclature of Colors for Naturalists categorizes 186 colors alongside diagrams of birds. In 1912, Ridgway self-published an expanded version for a broader audience — Color Standards and Color Nomenclature — that included 1,115 colors. Some referenced birds, like “Warbler Green” and “Jay Blue,” while others corresponded to other elements of nature, as in “Bone Brown” and “Storm Gray.”
central park pop spots
anything to this? good for music storage?
A 1995 tour of Ludlow St. NYC with Ronnie DeMonarco
Temperatures up to 40 degF (22 degC) above normal today across the East.— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) February 24, 2017
The warmest February day for 100+ years (since records begin). pic.twitter.com/nBLfL1twg9
Triple treat: Eclipse, comet, full moon all coming Friday night
Merry Christmas 2016
stripped of context i thought this was an art installation.
EV rule #1: Don't fuck with the orance cones on 3rd st
every tree in nyc
whos ready for more fun with the annoying shithead plumber? the kitchen drain pipe from my upstairs neighbors sink has sprung a leak somewhere between apartments (probably in mine) and is leaking inside the wall. so this one wont be an easy fix. not looking forward to it.
Take a peak outside tomorrow morning at 6:00am (eastern) for the largest (i.e., closest) super moon since 1948. You won't see a comparable one until 2034. (Yeah, okay, 6:00am is just the absolute closest time, but it won't really matter to the naked eye exactly when you see it starting, oh, about now....)