Between egg and chrysalis are a series of molts, in which the caterpillar sheds its too tight skin, typically eating it afterward. This gives the caterpillar a little extra nourishment and also gets rid of evidence that could attract predators. The stage between each molt is called an instar, and most caterpillars go through five of them, growing very quickly and consuming lots of food to power their metamorphosis.
After lunch, we had a bit of a longer commute of around 20 minutes on the metro to Pont Neuf. This is where you will find the Lovelock Bridge, a popular tourist spot where couples can write their names on a padlock, put it on the bridge and throw the key in the river Seine. All very cheesy but it just something we wanted to do because I had heard that the bridge will probably close over the next couple of years because of how heavy it has become.
Imagine. It’s 2008. There’s a new star in the political sky. Fisher Voyage’s Prairie, 8,250Fischer is following in the footsteps of British luggage brand Moncrief, created by Caroline Evans and Jigsaw founder John Robinson and specialising in handmade carry on luggage and travel accessories. For 2,000, travellers can pick up a perforated calf leather weekend bag in rainbow colours (or trade up to calf hair), complete with a proprietary cashmere blanket “to make your journeys more comfortable”. The brand also makes bigger carry on trolley suitcases with co ordinating detachable wallets (4,950) all featuring treated linings designed to be fray and stain resistant..
Heading South Through Nora and Into Broad RippleAfter leaving the Carmel area and heading south toward the Monon Trail, you’ll pass through more surburban areas along this wooded section. The trail has a bit less traffic here and there are no businesses located directly on it for a couple of miles now. Like the entire trail, it’s flat, easy riding that’s sheltered from the wind for long stretches..
I would imagine that the murder rate in NYC in the early 1990s was higher than the death rate for matadors. Content to guess, the staff found an article, and Flamenco in the Afternoon, that gives actual bullfighting stats: Five matadors killed since the mid 1990s and 10 in the last 50 years vs. 40,000 bulls killed annually in Spain 600 or so bullrings.
Kerrville in My Rear View MirrorCiting various reasons including exhaustion, advancing age, and the need for a long overdue vacation, Kerrville Folk Festival founder/producer Rod Kennedy announced last Thursday that the current fest, No. 31 in the annual series, would be his last. This year’s event, which is coming up on its second weekend and runs through June 9, is the second festival under new ownership, with Kennedy having sold the presidency of the KFF in 1999 to Vaughn Hafner.