March 2, 2019, The ****ing Weather, Report On Insect Extinction Challenged

Atmosphere:

Go meet your neighbors at the grocery store. It will be a bread and milk day with 1 to 3 inches of snow predicted for tomorrow. Cloudy today with a high near 45.

Maybe my way of passing along weather information is a little too nice for your taste? Maybe you like things a little more salty? Well, here you go. (Don’t click if you find certain words offensive.)

Art:

Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky (1875-1944) – From Wikipedia: Zhukovsky was born in Yendrikhovtsy (Jędrzychowice), Grodno Province. He was a student of Isaac Levitan* and a graduate of the Moscow School of Painting. Zhukovsky became a celebrated landscapist working in a unique style which projected impressionistic methods and skills as well as his interpretation of the tradition of the Russian realist school. He established his own art studio in Moscow where he mentored students, including later to become a celebrated avantgardist Liubov Popova and a young Vladimir Mayakovsky who was then working as a poster artist.

As a painter, Zhukovsky left a legacy from capturing Russian landscapes and pre-revolutionary sites and the interior of Russian estate houses. His social predisposition left him skeptical of the Bolshevik revolution, and in 1923 he left the Soviet Union for his ancestral homeland Poland, then already an independent country.

After the German occupation of Poland, during the World War II he was arrested by the Nazis and held at the prisoner transit camp (Durchgangslager) at Pruszków where he eventually died in 1944.

*Levitan was yesterday’s featured artist on Kybreeze

Thought:

A few days ago I linked to a study about insects becoming extinct. Not everyone agrees.

“Take the story on 10 February that ‘insects could vanish within a century’, as the Guardian’s Damian Carrington put it, echoed by the BBC. The claim is, as even several science journalists and conservationists have now reported, bunk.”

Read more in The Spectator.


“Money has to serve, not to rule!”

Pope Francis

Thought of the day provided by Thomas Brown – Madwillow Creekhouse.