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George Orwell's 1984 and today's world

15 Jun 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Azure95

When it was first published in 1949, George Orwell's dystopian novel "1984" was met with condemnation by many as a frightening vision of the future. Fast forward 54 years and we're still living in a world that bears some resemblance to the one descri...

Calocera viscosa - Fascinating mushroom shapes - Mushrooms like corals

7 Aug 2022 1 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

Calocera Visosa, commonly known as Great Hornet, is a gelatinous mushroom, most often light orange in color, yellow and sometimes white. Old fruiting bodies may be dark orange in color. It grows bushy, branches at the top, forming characteristic hor...

Numismatics: 2€ Italy. 150 years of Rome became the capital of Italy. What is depicted on the reverse?

21 Apr 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Lazy Bear

This is an Italian commemorative coin. It is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Rome as the capital of Italy.  It's funny that there was a person who thought that Rome was 150 years old :)  What is depicted on the reverse. In the center we see the...

Happy to Write or Write to be Happy?

30 Aug 2021 5 minute read 2 comments UplandDood

Is it a Job, a Charity, or a Hobby? Over the last few days, this has been on my mind. When does a hobby become a job and vice versa? We have all heard of the cliché - if you love your job, you'll never have to work another day! Image source: Unsplas...

Tarzetta catinus - Amazing mushroom shapes

2 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

A mushroom with a diameter of 2 to 5 cm, in the shape of a cup, small jug, bowl, semi-transparent, mounted on a very short, central handle. Sometimes the shaft is deep in the ground and is invisible. The outer surface is light, grainy, slightly wh...

Hohenzollern Castle is a great misfortune, but it has survived to this day - my travels around Europe

17 Jul 2022 2 minute read 2 comments marianomariano68

The beautiful Hohenzollern Castle, a fortress in Baden-Württemberg, is located 50 km from Stuttgart. This is the legacy of the medieval Hohenzollern dynasty. Piękny zamek Hohenzollern, czyli twierdza w Badenii-Wirtembergii położony jest 50 km od...

The land of 1,200 deer and 3,000 lanterns - Japan, the city of Nara - my journey through Asia

13 Jul 2022 5 minute read 4 comments marianomariano68

The city of Nara is another place in Japan that is worth, or even must, visit when traveling in Asia. It is a small, charming town with an interesting history, full of extraordinary monuments and architectural gems. It is the former capital of Japa...

The gorgeous Hummingbird hawk-moth, you can go wrong

9 Jul 2022 3 minute read 2 comments marianomariano68

He's not what he looks like Nie jest tym na kogo wygląda Who among us has not seen a strange flying creature and at the sight of it got a fit of euphoria shouting a hummingbird !, hummingbird, hummingbird! I have encountered such a situation many...

Mycena pseudocorticola (Blue-gray Mushroom) - a delicate, rare arboreal mushroom

8 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

This beautiful little tree mushroom, although it is found all over Europe, is nevertheless difficult to spot. It is also a fungus belonging to the protected and endangered species. Ten piękny mały grzybek nadrzewny, choć występuje w całej Europie,...

The Ruff, that is, the appearance of bravery above all among the little brave birds

5 Jul 2022 4 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

The Ruff, or simply Fighters can be found in the areas of north-eastern Europe, as well as in Siberia. They can also be found in Poland, among others, in the Barycz Valley, in the area of Biebrza Marshes, on the Sulejowski Reservoir, and in the Bug...