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Golden Pharaohs slippers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
I am visiting my brother Hubert in New York where he works as an Anthropologist at the American Museum of Natural History. As a zoologist I have particularly enjoyed the Diarama’s - windows of stuffed animals set in scenes of their natural habitats however I have also been fascinated by the Hall of the North West Coast Indians - Hubert’s favourite spot. The hall is the oldest display in the museum and has hardly changed since its creation in 1900. The artefacts were collected by Franz Boas, often referred to as the Father of American Anthropology and features woven baskets, incredible ceremonial masks, every day implements for fishing and cooking and huge great carved totem poles.
The Scotland collection is blowing in Southeasterly, veering westerly or
northwesterly around November 2012 increasing to December perhaps,
gale 8 for a time in northeast.
The Scotland collection - silk and wool scarves inspired by Scottish nature, craft, and Ermantrude’s Travels will be online from November 2012.
As the Autumn begins to move in, Charlie and I are heading South to London to concentrate on some much overdue papers. Our time in Scotland has been truly wonderful, what a brilliant and ancient land!
We arrive back at Aunt Castafiore’s home in Cove and spot a bright and beautiful Tiger moth on the damp path. Moths are often out shined by their relatives the butterfly but this one proves they can be just as striking.
As we leave the beautiful Outer Hebrides by plane and return to the mainland a passing White-tailed Sea Eagle shows us its catch. These magnificent birds of prey were re-introduced to the Scottish coast and now their numbers are healthy. Sighting are frequent in the Hebrides and their huge wing span of 1.78–2.45 metres makes them easy to spot in the blue open skies.