…a small species of asity (Philepittidae) that is endemic to the eastern forests of Madagascar. N. hypoxantha are typically found in humid/mossy montane evergreen woodlands and prefer areas with shrubby vegetation. As their curved bills suggest yellow-bellied sunbird asitys are primarily nectar feeders, using their bills to probe various plants. However, they will also feed on small insects and other invertebrates as well. Despite their small size N. hypoxantha are fairly aggressive and will defend their nectar sources from rivals and even humans!
Currently Neodrepanis hypoxantha is listed as vulnerable and faces threats due to habitat destruction.
My cat Loki does this strange thing whenever my boyfriend Mikhail sneezes. She makes this noise in her throat, half-way between a meow and a whine, that sounds like she’s on the other end of a phone call with a bad connection. It’s the same noise she makes when she sees a particularly exciting…
Theodor Bogler, Teapot, 1930. Made by Velten-Vordamm, Germany. Earthenware.
Bogler did study at the Bauhaus, completed an apprenticeship as a potter, directed the Velten workshop near Berlin and entered the Benedictine Maria Laach Abbey, where he was ordained as a priest in 1932.
As expected, workaholic, hands-on artist Hayao Miyazaki has been staying busy. This week, Japanese public television network NHK’s profile show Professional presented a look at the revered anime director. After showing his legendary labor and attention to detail working on his final anime movie, The Wind Rises, they showed how his qualified “retirement” includes works on a Warring States era samurai manga.
In a seperate interview, long time producer Toshio Suzuki mentioned that Miyazaki is likely going ahead laboring on the manga without having been paid a manuscript fee.
So the rumors seem to be true! Miyazaki is indeed working on a new manga. Check out the link for more photos from the interview!