Happy Friday! I’m trying a new feature where I share a roundup of links at the end of each week, for your weekend perusal. Let me know what you think.
- Beekeeping Donkey: I love this story from Brazil about Boneco the beekeper’s donkey, and his custom-made donkey-sized beekeeper’s suit.
- The Best Voicemail Ever: Our friend Brian Biggs is touring elementary schools in support of his wonderfully whimsical children’s book series Everything Goes. And it was while on tour in Oswego, Illinois, that he received just about the best voicemail an author could possibly ever get.
- Beautiful Seed Photos: The new book Seeds: Time Capsules of Life (Insight Editions) features incredible color photographs of seeds taken with a scanning electron microscope.
Cairns: Messengers In Stone: A new book from Seattle’s David B Williams, this slim volume explores the history of cairns, and the human instinct to make meaning in the simple gesture of piling rocks. The book is an elegant paperback from Mountaineers publishers, and would make a lovely gift for the hikers and armchair travelers in your life.
Why You Don’t Need a Rooster to Make Eggs: It never ceases to amaze me how often this needs to get explained to adults. Now there’s a beautiful art poster to do the job in style, by artist Amanda Visell.